I know it's summer, and we generally think defensively during this time of year, but there are still very strong areas with tremendous momentum that you should be considering. I'll give you my top five industry groups with a stellar individual stock performer within each group. Let's get started, with the fifth-best group highlighted first.
5. Specialized Consumer Services ($DJUSCS)
Remember the May 2019 stock market weakness? The DJUSCS doesn't. It broke out that month while other areas of the market were crumbling. The relative strength here is obvious.
Best Stock: MercadoLibre (MELI) - member of Tom Bowley's Model Portfolio
4. Consumer Finance ($DJUSSF)
Forget May. The DJUSSF broke out all the way back in March and hasn't looked back.
Best Stock: Discover Financial Services (DFS) - soared on big volume after strong earnings
3. Restaurants ($DJUSRU)
This group has been on absolute fire. Since mid-June, it hasn't even stopped to catch its breath.
Best Stock: Tie - Starbucks (SBUX) and Chipotle Mexican Grill (CMG) - the latter is a member of Tom Bowley's Model Portfolio
2. Specialty Finance ($DJUSSP)
The DJUSSP has definitely been a big, big leader since the December 2018 bottom. And it's a gift that keeps on giving; the group has been exploding over the summer months.
Best Stock: TransUnion (TRU)
1. Renewable Energy ($DWCREE)
Not only has the DWCREE been the most volatile industry group of the past few years, it has also clearly been the best of 2019. We have seen the entire group double since the December 2018 bottom, providing plenty of opportunities for profitable trades.
Best Stock: Enphase Energy (ENPH) - member of Tom Bowley's Aggressive Portfolio
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