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May 2016

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Monthly Scoreboard Charts Reviewed - Long-Term Momentum Still Negative

by Erin Swenlin

Below is the current status of the DecisionPoint Scoreboards. You'll note in the Scoreboard from April (purple) that there were only a few changes that occurred by month-end. The most interesting would be the two new BUY signals on the NDX... Read More 

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Nike: Running into Trouble?

by Carl Swenlin

This week Nike, Inc. (NKE) officially entered a bear market when the 50EMA dropped below the 200EMA, the first time in over three years... Read More 

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One Ringy Dingy, Two Ringy Dingy... Cincinnati Bell (CBB) Calling

by Erin Swenlin

With the market rallying and new Price Momentum Oscillator (PMO) signals moving to BUY signals, I decided to do one of my PMO scans. This particular scan looks for stocks/ETFs with PMOs that have been rising for three days and have just had a 5/20-EMA positive crossover today... Read More 

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NDX Brushes Off Long-Term SELL Signal and Triggers New Short-Term BUY Signal

by Erin Swenlin

The Nasdaq 100 (NDX) has been very weak in comparison to most of the large cap indexes; however, it was reinvigorated with today's rally. You'll note on the DecisionPoint Scoreboard Summary below a highlight of the new BUY signals for the NDX... Read More 

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AAPL: Possible Bottom

by Carl Swenlin

I don't spend much time with TV business news channels, but I do use them as company when I'm getting up in the morning. Several days ago there was a headline that Apple (AAPL) was down -14% this year, providing a perfect example of how business media often miss the point... Read More 

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Financial SPDR (XLF) Garners a Long-Term Trend Model BUY Signal

by Erin Swenlin

What, what? A new Long-Term Trend Model (LTTM) BUY signal for XLF? Indeed... Read More 

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Intermediate-Term versus Short-Term Conditions

by Erin Swenlin

We haven't seen much change to the DecisionPoint Scoreboards and as they stand now (seen below), the intermediate term is clearly bullish versus the short term which is bearish... Read More 

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GOLD: Bullish, but Vulnerable for a Pullback

by Carl Swenlin

Gold has been on an Intermediate-Term Trend Model (ITTM) BUY signal since January 25, 2016. The longer-term outlook is still positive, but there are signs that a price correction may be imminent... Read More 

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QQQ and QQEW Lose Intermediate-Term BUY Signals

by Erin Swenlin

The Nasdaq 100 lost its Intermediate-Term Trend Model (ITTM) BUY signal yesterday, so it wasn't a total surprise to see the QQQ and QQEW (equal-weight version of NDX) lose theirs today... Read More 

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A Coke and a Smile

by Erin Swenlin

Coca-Cola (CCE) is lining up for a possible short-term breakout and rally. One of my many Price Momentum Oscillator (PMO) scans pulled up this stock... Read More 

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SPY: Correction Probably Not Over

by Carl Swenlin

The signal table from the DecisionPoint Alert daily report shows all major market and sector indexes on Trend Model BUY signals, and all but three are profitable, so there is some cushion against the downside... Read More 

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Put/Call Ratio Revisited

by Erin Swenlin

Back in January, I wrote an article about the bullishness of the Put/Call Ratio 10-DMA. As I was reviewing charts to determine what today's article would be about, I came upon this chart again... Read More 

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Percent Buy Index (PBI) - Excellent Compass in Volatile Times

by Erin Swenlin

I received an email from a reader "thanking" me for a lucrative trade that he based off of the Thrust/Trend Model. In actuality, it turned out he used the Percent Buy Index (PBI) negative crossover not the Thrust/Trend Model per se (see the series of articles on the T/TM here)... Read More 

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Six-Month Favorable Seasonality Period Has Ended

by Carl Swenlin

Research published by Yale Hirsch in the Stock Trader’s Almanac shows that the market year is broken into two six-month seasonality periods... Read More