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March 2014

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Reading Sentiment Using ICI Monthly Mutual Fund Statistics

by Erin Swenlin

The Investment Company Institute (ici.org) compiles statistics on mutual funds and publishes them monthly. There is a one month delay between the end of the month being reported and publication, so the data on the charts below, while being updated this week goes through Feburary... Read More 

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Thrust and Parry

by Erin Swenlin

While considered a fencing term, "thrust" is an excellent allusion to one of my favorite DecisionPoint analysis tools. It was developed by Carl Swenlin as a component of one of the DecisionPoint timing models. It adds an extra dimension to straight trend analysis... Read More 

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Biotech Bubble?

by Carl Swenlin

This morning on one of the business channels the moderator was asking guests if there was a bubble the Biotech Sector, and at the same time a three-week line chart was displayed on the screen... Read More 

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Oversold Readings On Health Care ETF (XLV) PMO Analysis Chart

by Erin Swenlin

While clicking through the PMO Analysis ChartList in the DecisionPoint Market Indicators ChartPack, I noticed that the PMO Analysis chart for the Health Care ETF (XLV) showed oversold readings... Read More 

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NDX Double-Top Neckline Penetrated

by Erin Swenlin

When I reviewed the DP Chart Gallery today, one chart caught my eye. The daily bar chart for the NDX had a clear short-term double-top formation that executed today... Read More 

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Top Five Things All DecisionPoint Subscribers Should Do NOW!

by Erin Swenlin

The DecisionPoint.com merge with StockCharts.com is coming along and we've gotten lots of important feedback from DP and SCC subscribers alike... Read More 

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DecisionPoint Intraday ChartPack - A "Must-Have"

by Erin Swenlin

I use this ChartPack during every trading day. It is absolutely invaluable and a "must-have" for any of you who tend to find yourself glued to StockCharts when the market is open... Read More 

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Fed Fall Not Fatal - DP Chart Gallery Analysis

by Erin Swenlin

Today saw a sell-off after the Fed announced that it would likely be raising interest rates sooner rather than later... Read More 

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Gold Sentiment Still Negative

by Carl Swenlin

Central Gold Trust (GTU) is a closed-end mutual fund, which means that it trades like a stock on the NYSE. The fund owns only gold -- the metal, not stocks. Closed-end funds trade based upon the bid and ask, without regard to their net asset value (NAV)... Read More 

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DP ChartStyles Made Easy

by Erin Swenlin

Having basically "grown up" using the DecisionPoint.com website charts, it was critical to me to create these ChartStyles on Stockcharts.com as soon as I could... Read More 

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Don't Forget To Login!

by Erin Swenlin

The DecisionPoint.com Daily Blog on the old website is now using Stockcharts.com generated charts... Read More 

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Volume Ratios

by Carl Swenlin

In his book "Winning on Wall Street", the late Marty Zweig showed us the value of volume ratios. A ratio of 9:1 or greater of up/down volume is considered to be very bullish and 9:1 down/up volume is considered to be very bearish. We certainly met the bearish threshold today... Read More 

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Announcing the DecisionPoint Market Indicator ChartPack! All of Our Key Charts in One Easy-to-Use Package

by Chip Anderson

Good news DecisionPoint.com transplants and StockCharts technical analysts - the DecisionPoint Market Indicator ChartPack has been released! This ChartPack includes the market indicators that made Carl Swenlin and DecisionPoint famous... Read More 

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Nasdaq 100 Intermediate-Term Weakness

by Erin Swenlin

While the other major indexes in the DP Chart Gallery (SPX, OEX and DJIA) continue to show positive momentum with rising Price Momentum Oscillator (PMO) readings, I noticed the Nasdaq 100 intermediate-term indicators including the PMO reveal weakness... Read More 

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Climactic Activity On Volatile Short-Term Indicators

by Carl Swenlin

Yes! It's Carl. I thought it was about time that I contribute to the new DecisionPoint blog on StockCharts.com. I plan to periodically blog here when I find something of particular interest that I'd like to share, similar to the Chart Spotlight on DecisionPoint.com... Read More 

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Adding DecisionPoint.com's Chart Collections to Your StockCharts Account

by Erin Swenlin

I am thrilled to announce that StockCharts members - including all DecisionPoint... Read More 

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Bullish Sentiment Continues To Increase - DP Gallery Sentiment Review

by Erin Swenlin

In my ChartWatchers article last weekend, I reviewed the sentiment charts in the DP Gallery. I thought it would be interesting to see what's happened since then. Bullish sentiment continues to rise... Read More 

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Price Momentum Shifts - Creating A Watch List Using the PMO

by Erin Swenlin

The DecisionPoint.com merge with StockCharts.com brought a new indicator, the Price Momentum Oscillator (PMO). The PMO is highly versatile and quite good at identifying momentum shifts early. To read more about the PMO, click here for the ChartSchool article... Read More 

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Help! Here's How To Find It On StockCharts!

by Erin Swenlin

Let's face it,whether you're new to the StockCharts.com website or you've been with us for years, one day you will likely need some help. I know I need help regularly and I've learned (as most of you) that you should ask for help when you need it... Read More