We update the Decision Point web site every
trading day after the market closes. This process takes several
hours and is accomplished in four stages.
Stage 1: First we do preliminary publishing of the
stocks, ETF, and indexes portion, which includes everything
except mutual fund reports and charts. We have to wait for
prices to settle and for databases to be updated, so publishing
for this batch begins at about 2:00 p.m. PT. We have to collect
and process a lot of data. If everything goes okay, all the
market index, market indicator, and stocks reports and charts
will be posted by about 2:30 p.m. PT, and the update completed date will change to the current day. The Decision
Point Alert daily report is normally posted by about 3:30 p.m.
Stage 2: Once we have final breadth and volume data
for the major markets, we repeat stage one to update the charts
and Expanded Market Summary, starting at about 3:30 p.m. PT.
Stage 3: We publish the mutual fund portion of our
charts and reports. Start time for this portion is controlled
by the updating of the mutual fund quote databases. The deadline
for mutual funds to report their closing NAV (Net Asset Value)
to the quote databases is 2:40 p.m. PT, and we have to wait
until about 3:40 p.m. PT before we try to retrieve mutual fund
data to insure that the databases are current. Mutual fund charts
and reports (excluding Rydex asset and ratio reports and charts)
are normally posted by 4:30 p.m. PT.
Stage 4: We publish the DP Blog article, normally by 5:00 p.m. PT.
Once Stage 4 is completed we send notification e-mail.
Stage 5: The Rydex asset data are not received until about 1:00 a.m PT.
Updating of the Rydex Ratio charts and other charts/reports
relying on asset numbers will not update until about 1:30 a.m. PT. If there are problems, the update may not take place until the next business day.
WEEKLY CHART PUBLISHING SCHEDULE
Publication of certain weekly charts is controlled by receiving
data from various sources, and the publishing process normally
takes place throughout the week.
OUT-OF-DATE CHARTS AND REPORTS
If you are finding out-of-date charts/reports long after
the time current ones should be in place, you may need to empty
your browser cache. Browsers are designed to save the downloaded
pages and graphics in a cache so that you don't have to download
the same stuff when you return to the web site. Unfortunately,
this feature causes problems on the Decision Point site because
many of our graphics and reports are changed daily and sometimes
an out-of-date chart or report is displayed from your browser
instead of the new chart or report from the web site.
If you are having this problem, go to your browser control
panel and empty the browser cache. In some cases you may have
to quit and re-launch your browser or reboot your computer as
well. I run my browser with the cache turned off.
The AOL browser is particularly difficult in this regard.
This is because AOL has caching servers that cache pages so
they can be served more quickly to AOL members. Because of this,
it matters not how you configure your browser or if you empty
the browser cache -- AOL is just going to serve you the out-of-date
pages from their caching servers anyway. The best solution is
to use another browser, like Firefox, Netscape or Internet Explorer.