Welcome to DecisionPoint on StockCharts!




There is very exciting news today - our website,, is merging with!  As part of that merger, I'm starting this new blog to help both DecisionPoint members and StockCharts members learn about how to use DecisionPoint features together with StockCharts features and get the best of both worlds.

For those who don't know about, let me tell you about it. was created back in 1992 by Carl Swenlin (my father).  It initially started as an old AOL message board but soon morphed into a website. quickly built a reputation for precision charting, great market timing signals, and a wide range of unique market indicators.  In 2001, they partnered with in a deal that allowed to use original SharpCharts technology to create the charts on the website. During the rest of the 2000's the site continued to grow until, by 2010, it had over 700 high-quality, unique charts and indicators for members. And now, today, after over 22 years since its inception, is making an important move onto

As I noted above, I'm Carl's daughter, Erin Heim. For those of you who do not know me, let me fill you in. I helped with the transition of Decision Point from a Message Board to a paid website back in 1997. I managed all aspects of customer service until 2002 when I developed an interest in the content of the site, not just the management of it.  It isn't surprising as I hold a Bachelor's degree in Mathematics from the University of Southern California and a Master's degree in Information Resource Management from the Air Force Institute of Technology.

So in 2002, I began my study of technical analysis by engaging in an apprenticeship to Carl, who helped me build a solid foundation in the DecisionPoint Analysis Approach. 

I cannot wait to begin introducing you to this unique method of analysis on the platform. As a daily contributor to the Blog since 2009, I know firsthand the limitations of our previous site and the incredible potential the new tools on provide!

For our DecisionPoint subscribers, I want you to know, "we are in it together". I'm still figuring out how to use features in this new environment. Additionally, I'm helping to transition all of our familiar and loved features on DecisionPoint onto the website. It is a learning process for all of us and will be a great 'teaching moment' as I relate what I have learned and how it can be used to help improve our analysis techniques which should ultimately help us with investment decisions.

Some of the features and new features that will be appearing soon on include:

• ChartSchool articles about all of the DecisionPoint indicators.  Over 20 new articles on each of the various DecisionPoint indicators, indexes and analysis techniques.

• The "DecisionPoint Trend and Condition Chart Gallery" that contains the most popular charts that we review daily in the Blog. 

• "DecisionPoint ChartPacks" - a collection of ChartPacks containing all of the existing charts on the current website.

• "Unique DecisionPoint Scans and Alerts" - ways for you to add the power of DecisionPoint's indicators and signals to your custom scans and alerts. (I am particularly jazzed about this new feature!) 

• And much more!  We are still brainstorming on ways to best incorporate's huge collection of content onto

The time line for adding these additional features has everything in place by the end of March (hopefully sooner).  Some of the items listed above are very close to being completed right now - for instance the ChartSchool articles should be up sometime next week.  The DP Chart Gallery is also close to complete.  Watch the "What's New" area of the Home page for the latest additions and read more about them here in the DecisionPoint blog on

So a hearty "welcome" to subscribers and a big "hello" to current members! I welcome your feedback and comments as we embark on this exciting new journey.



Erin Swenlin
About the author: is a co-founder of the website along with her father, Carl Swenlin. She launched the DecisionPoint daily blog in 2009 alongside Carl and now serves as a consulting technical analyst and blog contributor at Erin is an active Member of the CMT Association. She holds a Master's degree in Information Resource Management from the Air Force Institute of Technology as well as a Bachelor's degree in Mathematics from the University of Southern California. Learn More
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