Telecom stocks had a good chart day. The AMEX Telecom iShares (IYZ) broke out to a new six-month high today. Its relative strength line has been rising since late June. Two of the biggest reasons for today's strength were SBC and Verizon Communications which are two of the biggest holdings in the ETF. SBC rose to the highest level in seven months. Verizon ended the day at a new 52-week high. Both relative strength lines have been jumping for the last two months.

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