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March 2015

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DP Market Update: Rebound Over - March 31, 2015

by Erin Swenlin

After consolidating the correction last week, price rebounded on Monday, but it was over today as price stayed in the red all day. It consolidated in negative territory, but the end of the day price saw price fall back down and out of that area of congestion... Read More 

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Equal-Weight Versus Cap-Weighted Indexes

by Carl Swenlin

I have always been a fan of equal-weighted indexes as opposed to capitalization-weighted indexes because equal-weighted indexes generally give us more bang for the buck... Read More 

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Music to Your Portfolio: Using the PMO & Trend Model in Harmony

by Erin Swenlin

I was asked a question recently about how we can use the Price Momentum Oscillator (PMO) in conjunction with the Trend Model or which do I rely on most when making investment decisions... Read More 

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DP Market Update: Resistance Holds - March 24, 2015

by Erin Swenlin

Since reaching and nearly capturing all-time highs, price has been declining. The rounded top on the 10-minute bar chart is clear and implies price will continue lower. There is an area of support nearby at the 3/19 low, but I believe that will be taken out quickly... Read More 

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Be Careful of the Parabolic Advances

by Carl Swenlin

When prices arc upward at ever-increasing speed, they form a parabolic curve, which should cause us to feel ever-increasing caution... Read More 

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Don't Look Now, Bonds are Back on a BUY

by Erin Swenlin

I wrote in the last issue of ChartWatchers that the DecisionPoint Intermediate-Term Trend Model went on a Neutral signal... Read More 

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DP Market Update: Holding Pattern Before FOMC Meeting - March 17, 2015

by Erin Swenlin

Price didn't do much today, spending the majority nearly all day in the red. After hitting the intraday low, it trended up and managed to recoup about half of the day's losses... Read More 

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Understanding PMO Rankings With Hot and Cold Group & Blinkers

by Carl Swenlin

In the DecisionPoint Daily Report and Tracker reports we sort the lists by PMO (Price Momentum Oscillator) rank using the current PMO value and listing the stocks/indexes from the strongest to the weakest, but as usual, we can't take the rankings at face value... Read More 

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PMO Crossover SELL Signals on $WTIC, $BRENT and USO

by Erin Swenlin

DecisionPoint covers United States Oil Fund (USO) regularly in the DP Market Update on Tuesdays, during the webinar on Wednesdays and in the DP Weekly Update on Fridays (found in DP Reports Blog)... Read More 

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DP Market Update: Correction Picks Up Steam - March 10, 2015

by Erin Swenlin

Yesterday, price managed to turn up and scalp some losses, but today prices gapped down and continued lower, basically taking over where it left off on Friday... Read More 

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McClellan Oscillator Components Moving Below Zero

by Carl Swenlin

The McClellan Oscillator is a venerable indicator that was introduced in the late 1960s by Sherman and Marian McClellan... Read More 

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Dollar Struggles at Long-Term Resistance

by Erin Swenlin

Last Friday the dollar gapped up to reach overhead resistance at the 2010 high. Looking at UUP, the dollar ETF, we see that today, resistance held. The question now is whether it will be able to break out and set a new multi-year high... Read More 

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Lights Out for Energy Sector

by Erin Swenlin

On February 19th I wrote a blog article on the Energy Sector and its possible resurgence as both the Energy SPDR (XLE) and the equal-weighted sister Rydex Energy ETF (RYE) had gone on Intermediate-Term Trend Model BUY signals following Short-Term Trend Model BUY signals... Read More 

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DP Market Update: Short- and Intermediate-Term Indicators Bearish - March 3, 2015

by Erin Swenlin

Prices corrected through mid-day but managed to pare down some of the losses with a late-day rally. You can see that price has been in a continuation pattern for over a week... Read More 

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Market Correction Indicated as Fewer Stocks Participate in Current Rally

by Carl Swenlin

A good way to gauge internal strength is by examining the percentage of stocks above their moving averages. On the chart below we can see the percentage of S&P 500 stocks above their 20EMA (short-term), 50EMA (medium-term) and 200EMA (long-term)... Read More