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January 2016

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Interesting Mutual Fund Stats

by Carl Swenlin

Really? Something interesting about mutual funds? Well, I had to put some kind of hook in the title, because the subject matter doesn't normally induce a rapid pulse rate, but there are some interesting things to be known... Read More 

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NDX Thrust/Trend Model Chart from 1-27-2016 Webinar

by Erin Swenlin

During yesterday's webinar, I stirred up some renewed interest in the DecisionPoint Thrust/Trend Model with a reader request for the model analyzed on the Nasdaq 100... Read More 

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Reader Question on RSP (SPX Equal-Weight ETF)

by Erin Swenlin

I received a comment on one of my blog articles from a long-time follower, John Latta... Read More 

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Gold: Sentiment Indicator Lost; Current Outlook

by Carl Swenlin

One of the best sentiment indicators we had for gold was the premium/discount for Central Gold Trust (GTU), a closed-end fund which owned only gold bullion... Read More 

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What Does a Neutral Signal Really Mean?

by Erin Swenlin

I'm asked frequently, especially now that we use the DecisionPoint Scoreboards, "What is a Neutral signal?" You'll see on the DecisionPoint Scoreboard for the S&P 500 (found in the DP Chart Gallery) that all sections are red except for the Intermediate-Term Trend Model (ITTM) whi... Read More 

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Put/Call Ratio 10-DMA Bullish

by Erin Swenlin

DecisionPoint with StockCharts.com offer numerous ready-to-go indicators and charts. The easiest way to observe them is by downloading the DecisionPoint Market Indicators ChartPack... Read More 

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Is the Market Oversold Enough Yet?

by Carl Swenlin

It was an unbelievably choppy week, with Friday delivering a stunning reversal from the strong advance of the previous day. Intraday SPY was down -12% from its all-time high last July, and with Friday's intraday low, SPY may have found support at the September low... Read More 

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Evaluating Bullish Scan Results in a Bear Market

by Erin Swenlin

First, I am not encouraging anyone to buy stocks in a bear market. If you are evaluating investments in a bear market, you do need to keep a few things in mind. In a bear market the majority of stocks are in decline (hence it being a bear market)... Read More 

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Oversold Indicators in a Bear Market

by Erin Swenlin

The S&P 500 entered a Long-Term Trend Model SELL signal last Friday. This occurred when the 50-EMA crossed below the 200-EMA... Read More 

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Are We There Yet?

by Carl Swenlin

After a particularly brutal week, a lot of people are wondering if the correction is about over. The first place I look is the daily chart to see if there are any obvious support levels coming into play... Read More 

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Nasdaq 100 and Techs Capitulate

by Erin Swenlin

The Nasdaq 100 (NDX) and technology stocks in general have avoided serious damage through the past year. The corrective move on the NDX in August never caused a 50/200-EMA negative crossover, meaning it avoided the DecisionPoint "bear market" label... Read More 

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Weekly PMO Question on Netflix (NFLX)

by Erin Swenlin

My favorite part of my webinars is the "Question of the Day". I welcome emails and comments from my readers as you challenge me to think outside of the box or clarify my analysis... Read More 

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Gold Versus the Dollar Long Term

by Carl Swenlin

There is an inverse relationship between gold and the dollar, but it is far from exact... Read More