Watching the Relative Rotation Graph for the DJ-Industrials universe, you can see a few stocks, like AAPL, BA and WBA, that stand out immediately. Despite the current setback in the market, there are still some stocks that are worth approaching from a buyer's perspective.
Inside The Leading Quadrant and At Strong Heading
One of these positive exceptions is AXP. You need to zoom in on the RRG to find it, as the area around the center of the chart is a bit crowded.
The best way to do that, IMHO, is to click "fit" to make the RRG use maximum screen real-estate, then select a line in the table below the chart that will highlight the tail of that stock. Then, browse through the various members of the universe by using the arrow keys; make sure to hold down "Ctrl" while doing this to prevent the chart from scrolling off the screen.
The Relative Rotation Graph at the top of this article shows what that looks like when AXP is selected.
As you may know from reading my previous articles, I always want to check my findings on an RRG against the price and relative action on a regular chart. Below is the weekly chart for AXP.
Breaking above the overhead resistance just below $115 three weeks ago was the most bullish thing AXP could have done. So far, it is holding up very well above that level; the rising channel that started at the beginning of this year is still fully intact.
Since Q1-2018, the relative trend against $INDU is predominantly up. The recent break above its previous highs is now confirming the strong position of AXP as compared to the other stocks in this universe.
All in all, this makes American Express a stock to keep an eye on.