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Chartwise Women: Sentiment - Harnessing Market Fear

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"How do you feel about that?" In this week's edition of Chartwise Women, Erin and Mary Ellen talk about sentiment and its uncanny ability to mark reversal points. Going beyond merely a definition, Mary Ellen walks us through sentiment prior to presidential election of 2016. Erin discusses the difference between using polling data versus cashflow and volume to measure how market participants "feel about the market" and how they actually are "investing" in the market. Did you know there is a way to measure Gold Sentiment? Erin shows you how to use "discounts and premiums" to determine the level of bullishness or bearishness in Gold.

This video was originally recorded on October 15th, 2020. Click on the image above to watch on our dedicated Chartwise Women page, or click this link to watch on YouTube.

New episodes of Chartwise Women air on Thursdays at 5pm ET on StockCharts TV. Archived episodes of the show are available at this link.

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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