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November 2016

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Head and Shoulders Forms on USO and WTIC

by Erin Swenlin

Readers of my DecisionPoint Alert blog have been watching the head and shoulders pattern forming on USO and Oil... Read More 

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GOLD: Bear Market

by Carl Swenlin

On Friday gold entered a bear market when the 50EMA crossed down through the 200EMA. The preceding bull market began with a rally off the December 2015 lows and hit its high in July after a more than +30% advance... Read More 

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Shrinking Volume - Holiday Trading or Lack of Participation?

by Erin Swenlin

Since the election and the explosive rally that resulted, volume has been slowly trending lower. This isn't a phenomenon specific to one index, it has been occurring in three of the large-cap indexes we track using the DecisionPoint Scoreboards... Read More 

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There Are Bear Markets Out There

by Carl Swenlin

When we discuss bear markets, we usually think of the major market indexes, the S&P 500 Index in particular; however, any price index -- market sector or even an individual stock -- can be experiencing a bear market, even in the midst of a broad-based bull market like we are expe... Read More 

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Nasdaq 100 and Techs Reawakening with Possible Double-Bottom

by Erin Swenlin

Today the NDX switched to a Short-Term Trend Model BUY signal. This signal was triggered when the 5-EMA crossed above the 20-EMA. I don't use STTM signals for trading, but they do work as a temperature gauge. This new STTM BUY signal tells us that the NDX may be waking up... Read More 

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Market/Sector Summary Getting Bullish - Minus Lagging Technology SPDR (XLK)

by Erin Swenlin

With the post-election rally continuing to march ahead, only a few sectors are lagging; the majority, however, are moving to Intermediate-Term Trend Model (ITTM) BUY Signals. BUY signals are triggered when the 20-EMA crosses above the 50-EMA... Read More 

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SPY Close to Major Breakout, but . . .

by Carl Swenlin

An oversold rally began on Monday, when a Clinton win was assumed to be in the bag... Read More 

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Dow Smashes Records, But Where's the Nasdaq 100?

by Erin Swenlin

This week has been volatile for the market and the country. After Dow Futures were down well over 5% and even 8% at one point Tuesday night, the Dow surprised everyone with a solid rally on Wednesday. Today that rally was followed by a breakout to new all-time highs... Read More 

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What Does the Presidential Election Cycle Tell Us?

by Erin Swenlin

Technical analysis is a vast discipline that covers many different analysis processes. Through my continuing studies, I remembered reading about the "Presidential Election Cycle" and its effect on the markets. I thought this was a timely article given today is voting day... Read More 

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Pre-Election Market Assessment

by Carl Swenlin

From the August price top to the present, price has been deteriorating, and this week we finally got a bottom beneath the September bottom to officially set a declining trend... Read More 

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Big Box Costco (COST) and Big Coffee Starbucks (SBUX) in Big Trouble

by Erin Swenlin

With major support being broken on the SPY (see today's DP Alert blog article for more on the SPY), I decided to run my "dogs" scan... Read More