DP Show: Stalking Energy Stocks - Options Mania


In this episode of DecisionPoint, Carl and Erin give us the current market conditions to prepare you for the week ahead. Both discuss what "climax analysis" is all about. Monitoring climactic readings in breadth and the VIX can give you strong clues as to market action in the coming day(s). Carl talks in depth about the current "options mania" and enlightens viewers on the contract numbers over time as more and more investors jump into options trading. Erin delves into the Energy sector as she and Carl discuss its current conditions. Using their sector indicators, they identify how to determine when that sector is ready to perform. Erin finishes off with her "Diamond of the Week"!

This video was originally recorded on October 5th, 2020. Click anywhere on the DecisionPoint logo above to view on our dedicated show page, or click this link to watch on YouTube.

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Carl Swenlin
About the author: is a veteran technical analyst who has been actively engaged in market analysis since 1981. A pioneer in the creation of online technical resources, he was president and founder of, one of the premier market timing and technical analysis websites on the web. DecisionPoint specializes in stock market indicators and charting. Since DecisionPoint merged with in 2013, Carl has served a consulting technical analyst and blog contributor. Learn More
Erin Swenlin
About the author: is a co-founder of the website along with her father, Carl Swenlin. She launched the DecisionPoint daily blog in 2009 alongside Carl and now serves as a consulting technical analyst and blog contributor at Erin is an active Member of the CMT Association. She holds a Master's degree in Information Resource Management from the Air Force Institute of Technology as well as a Bachelor's degree in Mathematics from the University of Southern California. Learn More
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