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April 2016

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Four Signs that a Bull Market is Upon Us

by Erin Swenlin

During last Friday's webinar, I attempted to answer the "$64 Million Dollar Question" (For old-timers like me who know it was the $64,000 Question, I chose to use poetic license because $64,000 sounds lame by today's standards!) that readers and viewers have inundated me with... Read More 

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Homebuilders: Watch for Correction

by Carl Swenlin

The Homebuilders sector (XHB) has had an interesting six months, declining -25% from the December high, then rallying +27% from the February low. Now the internals are implying that a correction is about to start... Read More 

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Nasdaq 100 Loses February PMO BUY Signal

by Erin Swenlin

The Nasdaq 100 had managed to avoid a Price Momentum Oscillator (PMO) SELL signal while the other major indexes on the DecisionPoint Scoreboard did not. Of course, their PMO SELL signals only lasted a week as whipsaw PMO BUY signals arrived shortly thereafter... Read More 

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All-Time Highs Not Yet Being Tested on Scoreboard Indexes

by Erin Swenlin

The DecisionPoint Chart Galleries include not only the S&P 500, but for members, there are also the Nasdaq 100, S&P 100 and Dow Industrials Chart Galleries... Read More 

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Something Good from the Good Old Days

by Carl Swenlin

Back in the early-1980s I began my studies of the stock market, and my initial focus was on on-balance volume (OBV). Every evening I would get the evening paper and extract price and volume data on a small group of stocks, and then record those data on eight-column ledger paper... Read More 

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S&P 100 Short-Term PMO BUY Signal - Too Late or Just in Time?

by Erin Swenlin

The Price Momentum Oscillator (PMO) is an excellent gauge of internal strength and of course, as the name implies, momentum. So a new PMO BUY signal should excite and motivate, right? Not quite... Read More 

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Beautiful Breakout on Central Fund of Canada (CEF)

by Erin Swenlin

Central Fund of Canada (CEF) is a closed-end fund that holds gold and silver bullion. I have been bullish on Gold (see the DecisionPoint Alert) so it wasn't a complete surprise when this ETF landed in the middle of my last Price Momentum Oscillator (PMO) scan... Read More 

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GOLD: Correction Over?

by Carl Swenlin

After the 2011 top, gold entered a four-year bear market that trimmed nearly -50% off its value. In December 2015 the final price low was hit and gold subsequently rallied over +20%, making a new high in March of this year... Read More 

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The DecisionPoint Thrust/Trend Model - Part III

by Erin Swenlin

In my previous two articles, I defined the components that make up the Thrust/Trend Model (T/TM). Now it is time to show you how those components generate the T/TM timing signals and how you can apply the T/TM to your analysis... Read More 

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S&P 500 2015 Q4 Earnings Results: Market Even More Overbought

by Carl Swenlin

The preliminary S&P 500 Index 2015 fourth quarter earnings results are in, and it is once again time to look at our earnings chart, which shows the S&P 500 in relation to its normal value range. (Note: The chart is a static graphic, not an active chart... Read More