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July 2015

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What's Up with the Dow? Is it Leading or Lagging?

by Erin Swenlin

If you check out the DP Chart Gallery Scoreboards, you'll see that the picture for the Dow Industrials is bearish while the other indexes (SPX, NDX and OEX) are looking much more bullish... Read More 

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Thrust and Parry Revisited

by Erin Swenlin

I recently received an email from one our DecisionPoint veterans who followed us in our early years. He asked about the Thrust/Trend Model (T/TM) which we used to employ instead of the Trend Model to determine our timing signals. Before we moved to StockCharts... Read More 

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Longer-Term Indicators Continue to Show Internal Erosion

by Carl Swenlin

The price index on the chart below has continued to edge higher, but we can see that pattern is becoming congested. The lower panel shows the 1% EMA of the Advance-Decline Ratio* and its 50EMA. The daily data is pretty volatile, so the 50EMA is easier to interpret... Read More 

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Ambarella (AMBA) Resolves Upward After Parabolic Breakdown

by Erin Swenlin

My obsession with this stock has not abated. It was one of the more "fun" stocks I've owned in a long time, so I keep revisiting it... Read More 

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$SPX Puts New ITTM BUY Signal on DecisionPoint Scoreboard

by Erin Swenlin

It's nice to be back from vacation (if you call driving your daughter from Auburn, AL to California with a trailer attached to a small compact car in three days, a vacation) and see the market begin to make all-time highs again... Read More 

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Google Warps Nasdaq 100 and S&P 500 Indexes

by Carl Swenlin

Friday was a big day for Google (GOOG and GOOGL) with both the class "A" and class "C" stock up over +16% on earnings news. Actually, so far July has been a big month with GOOGL and GOOG being up about +30% since the July 7 low... Read More 

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PMO Time Frame Relationships?

by Carl Swenlin

Webinar Question: Does a reversal in the daily PMO (Price Momentum Oscillator) have any effect on the PMO on weekly and monthly charts? Carl's Answer: PMOs for the daily, weekly, and monthly time frames, while calculated with the same formula, are essentially different indicators... Read More 

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DP Scoreboard Flips Out!! Short-Term Signals Turn Bullish

by Erin Swenlin

I will admit to you that when I get the Technical Alert emails from the StockCharts.com ScanEngine regarding changes for all of the DP Sector ETFs and Indexes we follow in the DP Market/Sector Summary, I cringe a little... Read More 

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Different Moving Averages for Different Time Frames

by Carl Swenlin

QUESTION: In the StockCharts DecisionPoint documentation, it says that the weekly (17EMA and 43EMA) and monthly charts (6EMA and 10EMA) can be used to show long-term trends, but in the webinar, Erin said that they use only the daily chart... Read More 

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"Hangers-On" - The Last BUY Signals

by Erin Swenlin

As I perused the DecisionPoint Market/Sector Summary found in the DP Reports blog, I noticed that there are still some very old Intermediate-Term Trend Model (ITTM) BUY signals... Read More 

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DP Scoreboard, Market/Sector Summary and Participation Suggest Internal Weakness

by Erin Swenlin

The DecisionPoint Scoreboard, located in the DP Chart Gallery, has been slowly flipping signals. Similarly we have seen a flip of Intermediate-Term Trend Model (ITTM) signals to Neutral or SELL... Read More 

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SPY: Longer-Term Internals Still Looking Bearish

by Carl Swenlin

On Thursday the DP Trend Model for SPY changed from BUY (long the market) to NEUTRAL (in cash or fully hedged) when the 20EMA crossed down through the 50EMA... Read More 

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Long-Term PMO SELL Signal for NDX and Intermediate-Term Trend Model Neutral on SPX

by Erin Swenlin

There were two important signal changes in the DP Scoreboards in the DecisionPoint Chart Gallery. The NDX finally submitted to a long-term Price Momentum Oscillator (PMO) SELL signal. The other three in the gallery were already on long-term PMO SELL signals... Read More