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WealthWise Women: Beware of Hype! Know What's Behind the Curtain

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In this week's episode of WealthWise Women, Mary Ellen and Erin discuss news hype on stocks and the market in general, with Erin showing how excessive bullish sentiment is generally a bad thing. Mary Ellen illustrates how to "see" hype on a chart, looking at several companies that have crashed on earnings after trading parabolically higher, and also touches on "proper" hype when watching companies before earnings. This episode originally aired on October 17th, 2019.


New episodes of WealthWise Women air on Thursdays at 3pm ET on StockCharts TV. Archived episodes of the show are available at this link.

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Erin Swenlin
About the author: is a co-founder of the DecisionPoint.com 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 StockCharts.com. 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
Mary Ellen McGonagle
About the author: is a professional investing consultant and the president of MEM Investment Research. After eight years of working on Wall Street, Ms. McGonagle left to become a skilled stock analyst, working with William O’Neill in identifying healthy stocks with potential to take off. She has worked with clients that span the globe, including big names like Fidelity Asset Management, Morgan Stanley, Merrill Lynch and Oppenheimer. Learn More
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