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April 2015

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Bonds (TLT) Generate Trend Model Neutral Signal on Breakaway Gap

by Erin Swenlin

Yesterday an Intermediate-Term Trend Model Neutral signal was generated on TLT, the ETF we use to calculate our official Trend Model signal... Read More 

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DP Market Update: Tiny Breakout from Bullish Ascending Triangle - April 28, 2015

by Erin Swenlin

It was a volatile morning but price consolidated in the afternoon, resting as investors contemplate upcoming news from the Fed on Wednesday. Yesterday, price disintegrated... Read More 

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SPY Monthly PMO: Long-Term SELL Signal Lurking

by Carl Swenlin

For most of this month we have been watching the monthly PMO (Price Momentum Oscillator) because it topped in December, and in April it crossed below its trigger line, potentially generating a long-term SELL signal... Read More 

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What's the Difference Between an Ascending Wedge and an Ascending Triangle?

by Erin Swenlin

I recently received a question from one of the attendees of yesterday's webinar (recording available here). I was reviewing the charts in our DP Chart Gallery as well as symbol requests and often referred to ascending triangle patterns and ascending wedge patterns... Read More 

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DP Market Update: Trend Model BUY Signal on USO - April 21, 2015

by Erin Swenlin

The market has been in a continuation pattern as price consolidates. Of possible interest is the ultra-short-term declining trend channel, I'm curious how it will resolve... Read More 

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U.S. Dollar: Evidence of Important Top

by Carl Swenlin

The U.S. Dollar has been chopping around its recent high for over a month, and we think it is probably topping out after a major advance... Read More 

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Now is it a Triple-Top?

by Erin Swenlin

Carl always told me that usually when bloggers state a question as the title of their blog, they never end up answering it. I plan on answering the question. We know that technical analysis is not a science, it is an art... Read More 

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DP Market Update: Triple-Top? Deja Vu All Over Again - April 13, 2015

by Erin Swenlin

Prices continued to fall, carrying yesterday's decline slightly further. However, losses were recouped early as price bounced right off of the slow moving EMA. This price movement formed an ultra-short-term bull flag that if executed would bring price above yesterday's high... Read More 

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$GOLD Head and Shoulders? -- Earnings Improvement? -- Last SELL Signal? -- Flat PMO?

by Carl Swenlin

During our last webinar we received questions and comments to which we were unable to respond due to time constraints, so we will take this opportunity to address some of them. Q: On $GOLD you see a double bottom... Read More 

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UUP Executes Short-Term Double-Bottom

by Erin Swenlin

I've been watching the dollar, UUP (PowerShares US Dollar Index ETF) in particular. A short-term double-bottom has been forming and today price penetrated the neckline, executing this bullish chart pattern. Looking at a six-month daily chart the pattern is easy to see... Read More 

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DP Market Update: Double-Top Aborted - April 7, 2015

by Erin Swenlin

The market was mostly in a holding pattern today until the final 20 minutes when price broke down to close in the red. Ultra-short-term support is lurking, while a second area of support is waiting at the March 26th low... Read More 

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2014 Q4 Earnings Finalized

by Carl Swenlin

Standard & Poors finalized 2014 Q4 earnings on Thursday, and I like to review the numbers and the earnings chart. (Note that earnings are reported during the three months following the end of each quarter... Read More 

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Is that your Final Answer? A Monthly PMO Negative Crossover?

by Erin Swenlin

Since about mid-March I've gotten quite a few questions from subscribers asking me to look at the $SPX monthly chart because it shows a monthly Price Momentum Oscillator (PMO) negative crossover... Read More