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August 2017

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Scoreboard Indexes and "Big Four" Monthly Chart Analysis

by Erin Swenlin

It's the last day of the month so all of our monthly charts have "gone final". First, here are the DecisionPoint Scoreboards currently (you can add these to your member dashboard!). You'll note two new Short-Term Trend Model (STTM) BUY signals arrived on the SPX and OEX... Read More 

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DP Alert: New STTM BUY Signals for Dow and NDX - IT Trend Model SELL Signal on USO

by Erin Swenlin

As you can see on the DecisionPoint Scoreboard summary, we had two new Short-Term Trend Model (STTM) BUY signals on the Dow and NDX. I've annotated the charts below the Scoreboards. Of particular note on those charts are the breakouts above the declining tops trendlines... Read More 

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Is that PMO Overbought or Oversold?

by Erin Swenlin

First, thank you to all of the live MarketWatchers LIVE webinar viewers! You've been making writing my blog articles easy by posing excellent questions in the chat room during the live show... Read More 

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DP Weekly Wrap: Smaller-Cap Stocks Lagging

by Carl Swenlin

While we usually focus on the large-cap market indexes, they often disguise what is happening with smaller-cap stocks. Recently I decided to delve into this question with a chart showing the relative strength of smaller-cap indexes... Read More 

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DP Alert: Dollar, Gold and Bonds All at a Decision Point

by Erin Swenlin

No changes to report on the DecisionPoint Scoreboards and based on the charts in the DecisionPoint ChartList (link at top of the DecisionPoint blog page), I only see the Intermediate-Term Trend Model signals nearing Neutral signals on the daily chart... Read More 

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Determining the Health of the Market in the Intermediate and Long Terms

by Erin Swenlin

Today was my first day back on the MarketWatchers LIVE show (you'll find the recording under the "Webinars" tab) and it was so much fun to reconnect with all the fans in the chat room and on Twitter... Read More 

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DP Alert: SPY Bounces Off Rising Bottoms Support - IT Indicators Reaching Near-Term Oversold Territory

by Erin Swenlin

After a wonderful wedding and honeymoon, I have finally returned! It took some time to review and update my annotations and I see that we've had quite a few signal changes while I was gone... Read More 

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DP Weekly Wrap: Failed Retest

by Carl Swenlin

Last week I wrote: "I would like for the correction to continue for a while, but honestly, we may have just hit bottom." Well, the market did make a bottom, but it was just for a short bounce prior to this week's failed retest of last week's low... Read More 

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DP Bulletin: Dow Industrials ($INDU) Generates ST Trend Model NEUTRAL Signal

by Carl Swenlin

Today the Dow Jones Industrial Average ($INDU) 5EMA crossed down through the 20EMA, changing a Short-Term Trend Model (STTM) BUY signal to NEUTRAL... Read More 

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DP Bulletin: S&P 100 and Nasdaq 100 ST Trend Models Switch Back to NEUTRAL

by Carl Swenlin

Today both the S&P 100 ($OEX) and Nasdaq 100 ($NDX) Indexes switched from Short-Term Trend Model BUY signals to NEUTRAL, when their 5EMAs crossed back down through their 20EMAs... Read More 

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Erin's Hits: Another PMO Scan for MarketWatchers

by Erin Swenlin

** While Erin is away, we will be posting some of her "greatest hits" educational blogs... Read More 

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Erin's Hits: Bear Market PMO Scan Screens a Few "Dogs"

by Erin Swenlin

** While Erin is away, we will be posting some of her "greatest hits" educational blogs... Read More 

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DP Bulletin: Three New Short-Term Signals

by Carl Swenlin

On Friday the S&P 100 ($OEX) and Nasdaq 100 ($NDX) had Short-Term Trend Model (STTM) signal changes from BUY to NEUTRAL. Today they switched back to BUY. The dreaded whipsaw again. Also, the Dow Jones Industrial Average ($INDU) had a short-term PMO signal change from BUY to SELL... Read More 

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DP Weekly Wrap: NoKo Stumble (Supposedly)

by Carl Swenlin

In October 1962 I was a 21-year-old B-47 aircraft mechanic in the Strategic Air Command. One morning that month I reported for duty only to find the aircraft ramp covered with bombers loaded with nuclear weapons. Welcome to the Cuban Missile Crisis... Read More 

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DP Bulletin: Three New Signals Generated

by Carl Swenlin

Today there were three signal changes: The S&P 100 Index ($OEX) and Nasdaq 100 Index ($NDX) had Short-Term Trend Model (STTM) signals change from BUY to NEUTRAL. And the Nasdaq 100 ($NDX) intermediate-term PMO BUY signal changed to SELL... Read More 

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DP Bulletin: S&P 100 ($OEX) Generates ST PMO SELL Signal; S&P 500 Generates ST Trend Model NEUTRAL Signal

by Carl Swenlin

Today the S&P 100 Index ($OEX) daily PMO crossed down through its signal line and generated a short-term PMO SELL signal. Of the four major indexes on our score board, three have switched to short-term PMO SELL signals... Read More 

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Erin's Hits: What's the Difference Between an Ascending Wedge and an Ascending Triangle?

by Erin Swenlin

** While Erin is away, we will be posting some of her "greatest hits" educational blogs. Some information may be dated ** I recently received a question from one of the attendees of yesterday's webinar (recording available here)... Read More 

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DP Bulletin: Nasdaq 100 ($NDX) Generates ST PMO SELL Signal

by Carl Swenlin

Today on the daily chart the Nasdaq 100 ($NDX) PMO dropped below its signal line and generated a short-term PMO SELL signal. This is not what I would call a robust crossover... Read More 

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DP Bulletin: S&P 500 ($SPX) Generates ST PMO SELL Signal

by Carl Swenlin

Today on the daily chart the $SPX PMO dropped below its signal line and generated a short-term PMO SELL signal. More notable, price opened and traded higher, but then it reversed and closed lower -- a key reversal day... Read More 

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Erin's Hits: 5-EMA/PMO Scan Produces Interesting Short-Term Opportunities

by Erin Swenlin

** While Erin is away, we will be posting some of her "greatest hits" educational blogs... Read More 

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DP Weekly Wrap: Top Still Not Resolved

by Carl Swenlin

Last week it looked as if the market was beginning to form a top, but that result still hasn't been realized. SPY continued to churn sideways, and the daily PMO came within a hair of crossing down through its signal line... Read More 

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DP Bulletin: Dow Industrials ($INDU) Generate Weekly PMO BUY Signal

by Carl Swenlin

Today the weekly PMO for the Dow Jones Industrial Average ($INDU) crossed up through its signal line and generated a weekly PMO BUY signal... Read More 

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Erin's Hits: PMO + CandleGlance = Smart Money

by Erin Swenlin

** While Erin is away, we will be posting some of her "greatest hits" educational blogs. Some information may be dated ** The definition of "Smart Money": Money bet or invested by people with expert knowledge... Read More 

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DP Alert: New BUY Signal for Crude (USO)

by Carl Swenlin

Today a new IT Trend Model (ITTM) BUY signal was generated by U.S. Oil Fund (USO), our surrogate for crude oil, when the 20EMA crossed up through the 50EMA... Read More 

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Erin's Hits: Creating a Workflow ChartList

by Erin Swenlin

** While Erin is away, we will be posting some of her "greatest hits" educational blogs... Read More