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Erin Swenlin 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.

"I use the DecisionPoint timing signals and indicators to find the strongest possible investment opportunities while simultaneously limiting risk exposure. The DecisionPoint Analysis Approach emphasizes the interpretation of mechanical signals generated from price trend, market conditions, momentum and sentiment measures, among others."

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Tom Bowley co-founded Invested Central in 2004 and served as the site's Chief Market Strategist for more than 10 years. Invested Central provides stock market education and guidance for those interested in making their own financial decisions. During his tenure at Invested Central, Tom co-hosted Market Open LIVE, a national radio broadcast that covered many of the largest markets across the U.S. In addition, he has spoken at various conferences throughout the United States and Canada and has taught thousands of traders across the globe how to trade equities more wisely with an emphasis on managing risk and intermarket relationships.

"I'm a short-term momentum trader. I rely primarily on price, volume, and the MACD to find shorter-term trading opportunities."

Tom's unique trading style combines both his fundamental and technical strategies to systematically manage risk while trading. He tries to simplify things by utilizing candlesticks, price/volume, MACD and RSI/stochastics to identify high-reward to low-risk trading opportunities. Tom has also spent countless hours studying historical trends of the major indices in the U.S., using seasonality to identify significant bullish and bearish trends throughout the calendar month and year. A regular contributor to's bi-weekly ChartWatchers newsletter since 2006, Tom's role at StockCharts has expanded significantly since he joined the company as a full-time Senior Technical Analyst in March of 2015.

Prior to his career as a technical market analyst, Tom spent two decades in public accounting. He passed the CPA exam in 1984 and subsequently became a Principal at Stoy, Malone & Company, a prominent regional accounting firm in the Washington DC - Baltimore, MD metropolitan area. Tom chaired the firm's Accounting and Auditing Committee and was directly responsible for the audits of several large companies in the banking, manufacturing, retail and service industries.

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