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Auto Parts Getting Its Engine Revving; Approaching MAJOR Breakout

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I have to admit I love breakouts of long-term basing patterns and the Dow Jones U.S. Auto Parts Index ($DJUSAP) is currently in the midst of the mother of all basing patterns.  Dating back to 2014, we've seen a number of price resistance tests that all finished the same way - with failure.  I don't know if we get through this time, but if we do, you might want to consider an auto parts stock or two in your portfolio.  Here's a visual look at the long-term consolidation:

The lows have been creeping higher for the past several years, but the highs have been stymied in the 340-342 area.  There was one intraday move to 345 in July.  Otherwise, 342 has been a brick wall.  Look for a solid breakout on above average volume for confirmation to enter the space.

A few stocks that look technically solid, recently reported better than expected quarterly revenues and earnings, and should benefit by a breakout in the industry group would be Dana Corp (DAN), BorgWarner (BWA), Lear Corp (LEA) and WABCO Holdings (WBC).

Happy trading!

Tom

Tom Bowley
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