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BHGE Rapidly Improving and Ready to Jump

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Here's a Relative Rotation Graph filled with stocks that I got off my StockCharts.com dashboard this morning:

Your Dashboard is a great way to get an overview of what's going on in the market and organize your workflow on the site. If you are interested on how I found this groups of stocks, stay tuned for this weekend's ChartWatchers newsletter, in which I will explain how I populated this RRG.

The stock that I want to highlight from this RRG today is Baker Hughes (BHGE). On the weekly RRG, the stock's rotation has picked up nicely over the past five to six weeks, ever since the tail started to curl upward inside the lagging quadrant. BHGE is now entering the improving area while heading higher on both scales. That's reason enough to dig a little deeper and switch to a regular chart:

Since it's high in 2017, BHGE has traced out a predominantly falling trend, ending at a low in December 2018. The rally out of that low still fit within the falling trend as a recovery rally.

Things started to get a bit more interesting on 31 May, when there was a new low in at a higher level for the first time. These higher lows in a downtrend are the first signs that selling pressure is easing.

At the moment, BHGE is working its way higher to the last lower high (~$28.40) of that three-year downtrend. An upward break of that level will trigger the start of a new uptrend on the weekly chart.

On the daily chart, a series of higher highs and higher lows is already emerging. Yesterday's price action has brought BHGE close to the break of an intermediate resistance level. Breaking $ 25.40 will confirm the positive outlook and free the way for a move towards that $28.40 level.

From a relative point of view, the relative downtrend has started to level off and is ready to turn around. With BHGE inside the improving quadrant on the weekly RRG and rapidly improving at a positive RRG-Heading (albeit while still inside the lagging quadrant) on the daily RRG, the outlook is strong.

Can any of you figure out what the criteria were to populate this RRG? Would love to hear from you.



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Julius de Kempenaer

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Creator, Relative Rotation Graphs

Founder, RRG Research


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Julius de Kempenaer
About the author: is the creator of Relative Rotation Graphs™. This unique method to visualize relative strength within a universe of securities was first launched on Bloomberg professional services terminals in January of 2011 and was released on StockCharts.com in July of 2014. After graduating from the Dutch Royal Military Academy, Julius served in the Dutch Air Force in multiple officer ranks. He retired from the military as a captain in 1990 to enter the financial industry as a portfolio manager for Equity & Law (now part of AXA Investment Managers). Learn More
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