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February 2016

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STOCKS: Looking Long-Term

by Carl Swenlin

The day to day stock market jitterbug can undermine out conclusions and resolve in the short term, so it is always good to pull back and evaluate longer-term charts for a look at the big picture... Read More 

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Are Indicators Lining Up for the Perfect Storm?

by Erin Swenlin

Indicators in all timeframes don't always coordinate with each other, but I believe they are beginning to meld right now. In the member's only DecisionPoint Alert blog, I cover all of these oscillators on separate charts based on the timeframe (i.e... Read More 

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Pain, No Gain

by Erin Swenlin

I recently was reading John Murphy's book, Technical Analysis of the Financial Markets (A MUST read and available in the StockCharts.com Store) and I found a VERY timely quote that I'd like to share: Until 2000, we had a lot of people who were day-trading... Read More 

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GOLD: So Far, So Good

by Carl Swenlin

I don't want to become a Johnny One-Note by reporting on gold two weeks in a row, but gold continues to attract my attention. Last week $GOLD capped off a strong rally when it broke decisively above a long-term declining tops line... Read More 

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DecisionPoint Scoreboards are Turning Green--What Does it Mean?

by Erin Swenlin

Green means "go", right? Well in terms of the DecisionPoint Scoreboards, not necessarily. The DecisionPoint Scoreboards act as a "finger in the wind" or as we like to say, "windsock", to see which direction and speed markets are moving in right now. It's a temperature gauge... Read More 

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GOLD: Time for Pullback/Consolidation?

by Carl Swenlin

Since the December lows, $GOLD has moved up +20%, and the advance this month has been nearly vertical (as in parabolic). At this point there are some signs that price needs to consolidate or pull back... Read More 

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Bear Market Oscillator Ranges - Oversold Territory Expands

by Erin Swenlin

I think we can all agree that we are currently consumed in a bear market. If you remember the Bear Market Rules article I wrote last year, I discussed how our bullish expectations need to be tempered... Read More 

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NDX Price Performance Comparisons - S&P 500 New PMO SELL Signal

by Erin Swenlin

The first hint that the bear market rally was exhausted was when the Nasdaq 100, which had been strongest during the bear market, switched before the other indexes to a PMO SELL signal... Read More 

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Breadth Anomalies

by Carl Swenlin

Some time ago I wrote an article featuring the 1% EMA (200EMA) of the S&P 500 Advance-Decline Ratio... Read More 

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Kohls and Ralph Lauren Take Out Support

by Erin Swenlin

I generally do not review stocks in the DecisionPoint blog, but the Consumer Discretionary sector took a hit today, most notably Kohls Department Stores (KSS) and Ralph Lauren Polo brand (RL). These two stocks had the misfortune to miss their revenues by a great deal today... Read More 

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PMO BUY Signals Arrive on All Four Scoreboards

by Erin Swenlin

If you haven't reviewed the DecisionPoint Chart Gallery Scoreboards, you may want to. Yesterday, the short-term Price Momentum Oscillator (PMO) signals on all four Scoreboards for OEX, SPX, INDU and NDX switched to BUY signals... Read More