DecisionPoint with Carl and Erin Swenlin

DecisionPoint with Carl and Erin Swenlin

A father-daughter team, Carl and Erin Swenlin demonstrate how to use the DecisionPoint Analysis Approach, an award-winning system that emphasizes the interpretation of mechanical signals generated from price trend, market conditions, momentum and sentiment measures, among others.

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DecisionPoint with Carl and Erin Swenlin
  • Bitcoin Crash, SPY in Ruins - Now What? | Carl Swenlin & Erin Swenlin (06.13)

    Carl and Erin spend time discussing not only the current market chaos, but also looking at history as a guide. They give their perspectives on two prior bear markets and what it could mean for the markets now. Carl talks about the possible end of crypto and the likely support levels left, while E...

  • Digestion... or Indigestion? | Carl Swenlin & Erin Swenlin (06.06)

    After a three week hiatus, Carl and Erin discuss their short-term bullish expectations and whether they are still valid under current market conditions. Carl covers “breadth with depth” indicators for Nasdaq, NYSE and Mid- and Small-caps. Erin dives into two sectors “under the hood” to find some ...

  • Chart Patterns for Bull and Bear Markets | Erin Swenlin

    In this special presentation, Erin goes through the primary chart patterns and how they can be used to determine upside and downside targets. She discusses how the market in general can affect the resolution of chart patterns. Regardless of the type of market environment, chart patterns give you ...

  • Downside Targets for FAANG+ and Indexes | Carl Swenlin & Erin Swenlin (05.09)

    How low can we go? That was the focus on today’s DecisionPoint Show. Carl walked us through the FAANG+ mega-cap stocks. Using earnings per share and P/E, Carl showed us how to find “fair value” support. Erin discussed oversold indicators now versus 2020 bear market low. She then analyzed technic...

  • Time for Inverse ETFs? | Carl Swenlin & Erin Swenlin (05.02)

    Carl starts the show off with his “Grab Bag”. He highlights the ARKK fund, but also introduces us to an inverse ETF version. The charts are still very bearish and indicators are not looking bullish. Carl explains the use of $ONE on Relative Rotation Graphs (RRGs) versus using the SPY as a benchma...

  • State of the Market - BEARISH! | Erin Swenlin (04.22)

    Carl was unable to join Erin today, but she packed a punch with plenty of charts to give you the current “state of the market”. As noted in the headline, it is UGLY out there. Where’s the Strength? Erin does an in depth review of the sectors to see what she can find. She finishes with a very roug...

  • Carl's Take on Interest Rate Inversions | Carl Swenlin & Erin Swenlin (04.18)

    Carl starts off the program with his famous “Grab Bag” addition. He reveals his thoughts on the current yield inversions. Is he worried? Carl reviews the exclusive DecisionPoint indicator sets and his thoughts on Bitcoin, Oil, Bonds, Dollar and Gold. Erin then gives us a “DecisionPoint” view of t...

  • Carl’s Hedge on Interest Rates | Carl Swenlin & Erin Swenlin (04.11)

    Erin opens the show by letting viewers know that, in the DP Free Trading Room, she had been asked about hedging rising interest rates. Carl reminds viewers of his hedge against rising rates with this ETF he presented weeks ago. In his “Grab Bag”, he covers other ETFs that are seeing great perform...

  • Bullish Short-Term Bias for SPY | Erin Swenlin (04.04)

    Today, Erin flies solo and spends a little more time going over the indicators. She explains what they measure and why it is important for them to be in line. She spends the most time looking at the “bias assessment” chart and explains why she believes there is a bullish short-term bias, why ther...

  • Carl Explains Unadjusted Data Charts | Carl Swenlin & Erin Swenlin (03.21)

    Carl opens the show with a look at the Chevron (CVX) chart he discussed last week. He realized an error in his analysis and decided to give us some instruction on how to use unadjusted data on StockCharts.com. He talks about the implications of today’s nearly unchanged trading in the SPY and excl...

  • Where’s the Strength? Hot Industry Groups! | Carl Swenlin & Erin Swenlin (03.14)

    Carl opens the show with his “Grab Bag” and a deep dive into the Technology sector. How far could Apple (AAPL) fall? Carl gives us his take on options expiration and reviews DecisionPoint indicators. Erin walks viewers through the short and intermediate-term Relative Rotation Graphs (RRGs) and de...

  • Carl’s 70-50 Chart Pattern Rule | Carl Swenlin & Erin Swenlin (03.07)

    Carl took center stage most of today’s show. He brought his "70-50 Chart Pattern Rule" -- experienced-based analysis of determining follow-through on a chart pattern -- to the table, walking viewers through the mega-cap stocks, formerly the FAANG, as well as Tesla (TSLA). He reviews the status of...

  • “Russia Effect” on Energy and Solar | Carl Swenlin & Erin Swenlin (02.28)

    This week, Carl opens with a look at the Russia ETF (RSX) to help viewers visualize the impact the war sanctions are having on the Russian market. Not only is Russia’s market affected, but the effects are pushing Crude Oil to the roof, so the Energy sector has been on fire. Not all Energy industr...

  • This Indicator Called the 2020 Bear Market Low | Carl & Erin Swenlin (02.14)

    Carl discusses the three and half “Bubbles” that have been getting bigger and considers what pins might pop them. He also discussed the DecisionPoint outlook on the market, a possible downside exhaustion climax and his thoughts on Gold. Erin shows you the powerful indicator that told us the 2020 ...

  • Monthly Chart Breakdowns | Erin Swenlin (01.31)

    It’s the end of the month, so the monthly charts have gone FINAL! Erin reviews the major market index monthly charts, as well monthly charts for Dollar, Gold, Crude Oil and Bonds (TLT). Sectors are showing new strength, but where should we be fishing? Erin reviews the industry groups to zero in o...

  • Whipsaw Whiplash! | Carl Swenlin & Erin Swenlin (01.24)

    Carl gives us his perspective on what today’s late-day whipsaw means for the market in the short- and intermediate-term. There were two new sector neutral signals and two more are ready to lose intermediate-term buy signals as well. Erin gives us her analysis of sector momentum and walks us throu...

  • Six Important Stocks in a Bear Market | Carl Swenlin & Erin Swenlin (01.10)

    Today, Carl takes the reigns and leads our discussion, examining how the trading environment has changed over the years and what that means for today’s markets. He analyzes the top 10 market cap stocks in the S&P 500 or the” S&P 10" and reveals six stocks in bear markets, stocks in corrections an...

  • Participation Sickly Across the Board | Carl Swenlin & Erin Swenlin (01.03)

    After reviewing the current market conditions and price charts, Carl shares a new spreadsheet summary that displays the Silver Cross Index (SCI) and Golden Cross Index (GCI) percentages for all of the sectors and major markets. He discusses the underlying fissures in the foundation. Erin points o...

  • Determining Biases in Indexes, Stocks and ETFs | Erin Swenlin

    In this episode, Erin explains how you can determine the “bias” of an index, as well as a stock or ETF. Using moving averages, participation and the Golden/Silver Cross Index for sectors and the broad market, you can determine whether the market, a sector and even a stock’s bullish or bearish bias.

  • Market Climaxes Can Help You Find Key Pivot Points | Erin Swenlin (09.13)

    In this special DecisionPoint presentation, Erin discusses the concept of climax analysis. Market climaxes are important to recognize, as they generally will indicate whether the market is “initiating” a new move or if the current price move is “exhausting.” Climax analysis picks up important mar...

  • Golden Cross & Silver Cross Indexes | Erin Swenlin

    Carl Swenlin developed two new indicators in 2020 that many aren’t aware of. These powerful indicators help you determine “participation” in rallies and declines within an index or sector. We can use them to determine relative strength amongst indexes and overbought/oversold conditions within tha...

  • It's All on the Chart! (12.28.20)

    In this special edition of the DecisionPoint show, Erin discusses what components are needed on your charts to give you the entire picture of a stock, ETF or index. After examining these components, Erin pulls her default charts up and explains where and how each of these components contribute to...

  • Trading Success Based on Time Horizons (12.21.20)

    Are you a trader or an investor? Do your trade frequently or are you a “buy and hold” investor? In this special episode, Erin discusses specifically which charts and indicators to use for the short-term trader, intermediate-term investor and long-term buy and hold investor. Can an investment have...