The Dow was the only one of the major averages to reach a new high this week. That continues its new upside leadership that I wrote about last week. With the Dow now above the 11K level, the next potential upside target is its 2001 high at 11350. One of the big reasons for the Dow's strength was Honeywell. Last week I showed the Dow leader closing above 40 for the first time since mid 2001. It continued that bullish trend this week and appears capable of reaching 50. Another big Dow winner was Hewlett Packard. The chart below shows that Dow leader trading at nearly a five-year high. It's usually a good idea to take what the market gives us. With money starting to flow toward the Dow Industrials, stocks like Honeywell and Hewlett are where a lot of the new market leadership is coming from. Along with biotechs and telecom stocks.

Chip Anderson
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