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December 2018

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DP Weekly/Monthly Wrap: Unanimously Not Bullish

by Carl Swenlin

On Friday the signal for the Utilities sector changed from BUY to NEUTRAL, making it the last of the 11 S&P 500 sectors to lose its bullish stance... Read More 

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DP Alert: Market Whiplash - Possible Island Reversal for Bonds

by Erin Swenlin

It's been a pretty interesting Christmas week so far. On Christmas Eve, Santa definitely stayed away as the market tumbled into deep lows. Today, however, it would appear that Santa finally arrived. Yes, Virginia, apparently there is a Santa Claus - for the market... Read More 

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DP Weekly Wrap: Are Things As Bad As They're Going To Get?

by Carl Swenlin

Less than three months ago there was a great lament about how employers couldn’t fill job positions because of a shortage of job seekers. This week FedEx announced voluntary employee buyouts, presumably to reduce payroll... Read More 

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DP Bulletin: One Lone BUY Signal Remains on the Scoreboards

by Erin Swenlin

Today, the Dow finally logged its Long-Term Trend Model SELL signal. This signal was triggered when the 50-EMA crossed below the 200-EMA. The Scoreboards below are ugly... Read More 

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DP Alert: A Year Without a Santa Claus?

by Erin Swenlin

You might be chuckling at the title which pays homage to the Rankin/Bass stop-motion animated classic A Year Without a Santa Claus. In the show, it takes two elves, a little boy and a young reindeer to prove to a despondent Santa that everyone does indeed misses him and believe... Read More 

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DP Weekly Wrap: Bear Market? Never Seen One.

by Carl Swenlin

The chart below shows the entire period during which I have been involved in stock market analysis, and, as you can see, the title of this article definitely does not apply to me. If a decline of -20% or more qualifies as a bear market, then I have experienced seven of them... Read More 

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Two EMA "Death Crosses" on NDX and SPX = LT Trend Model SELLs

by Erin Swenlin

I've always thought the moniker "death cross" was terribly dramatic (and I still do). However, this time around, it does seem ominous. The SPX lost its Long-Term Trend Model BUY signal, a signal that had been in place since early 2016... Read More 

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DP Weekly Wrap: Still In Trading Range Despite Fireworks

by Carl Swenlin

There will probably be a lot of people mentioning that today there was a "Death Cross" on the S&P 500 chart, and this is important because a Death Cross means that the price index has entered a bear market... Read More