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December 2014

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Champagne Toast to a Martini, Shaken Not Stirred

by Erin Swenlin

As we close out 2014 and prepare to toast in the New Year, I thought it would be interesting to research one of the companies that produces champagne. Turns out one of the largest producers of champagne and other alcoholic beverages is LVMH - Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton (LVMUY)... Read More 

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Carl, Again With the Crude?!!

by Carl Swenlin

My last two articles have been about crude oil, so I thought I should give it a rest, but as I cast about for possible topics for a new article, crude is still the most interesting to me... Read More 

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DP Weekly Update - December 26, 2014

by Erin Swenlin

In general, price has been consolidating in a slightly elevated trend. The holiday week has been uneventful as far as market action, although we did see a Price Momentum Oscillator (PMO) crossover on the SPY... Read More 

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Energy Rebound Suspicious

by Carl Swenlin

A few weeks ago we looked at the possibility that the Energy SPDR (XLE) was setting up for a double bottom, which, unfortunately did not happen... Read More 

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DP Weekly Update: Market Digests Rally on Options Expiration - December 19, 2014

by Erin Swenlin

After two days of a strong rally, the market paused today, likely digesting the big move. Additionally, we usually see flat market action on options expiration days accompanied by high volume. The strange spike from the last 10 minutes yesterday held up so it wasn't a mistake... Read More 

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"Tracking" Investment Opportunities

by Erin Swenlin

We all want to find the best available investment opportunities, but sometimes it isn't that easy. With the market turning around and a bottom forming on the recent correction, many are looking for a way to get in... Read More 

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Price Relative to Moving Averages: Decline Not Over

by Carl Swenlin

One of our favorite analysis methods is to compare price to one of its moving averages. It is not infallible, but it is thoroughly objective... Read More 

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DP Weekly Update: Bad Week for Stocks and Oil - December 12, 2014

by Carl Swenlin

The market opened down today and quickly took out Wednesday's lows. There was an attempt at consolidation, but it finally broke down to close very near the lows for the day. SPY has declined about -3.8% from the all-time high reached last week... Read More 

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Gold Breaks Out

by Erin Swenlin

As of 8/21/2014 Gold has been on a DecisionPoint Intermediate-term Trend Model SELL signal. Reason being that the 20-EMA crossed below the 50-EMA on 8/21/14 while the 50-EMA was below the 200-EMA... Read More 

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DP Weekly Update: Bearish Wedges

by Erin Swenlin

Yesterday I was able to annotate very short-term trend lines on the 10-minute bar chart. A bearish ascending wedge is visible and while price broke below in the 20 minutes of trading it did manage to close above. I don't think that this is the execution of this pattern... Read More 

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Long-Term Indicator Tops Warn of Market Top

by Erin Swenlin

We have been watching intermediate- and long-term market conditions using our DecisionPoint indicator sets and DecisionPoint Chart Gallery. Longer-term indicators have been overbought for some time... Read More 

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Buying Opportunity for Energy?

by Carl Swenlin

The energy sector has gotten pretty beaten up, and we were wondering if a buying opportunity might present in the near future. After looking at the chart we see that there is the possibility of a double bottom... Read More