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November 2019

Don't Ignore This Chart!

Completed Pennant in XLF Points to $33 Area

by Julius de Kempenaer

On the Relative Rotation Graph for US sectors, Financials are in good shape. They are inside the leading quadrant and, despite a little loss of momentum in the last week, still at a good RRG-heading... Read More 

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Small-Cap Retailer That's In Rally Mode

by Mary Ellen McGonagle

Today's highlighted stock has already had an impressive rally over the last several months; however, it didn't make my screens until the stock's price went above my $5.00 threshold, which it hit today... Read More 

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Zimmer Is Off Simmer, Hitting New Highs

by Greg Schnell

For a while now, Zimmer Biomed (ZBH) has simmered sideways as it range-traded for years. Over the last few months, however, the chart has taken on an improving status and is now following the healthcare surge to new highs... Read More 

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This Stock Is Back In Shape...! A Former Leaders Regains Its Footing

by Mary Ellen McGonagle

Not too many businesses can point to consistent, recurring revenue from a well-priced product that has broad appeal... Read More 

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Not All Trades Are Created Equal

by Tom Bowley

10 years ago, I traded the stock market much differently. I didn't maintain a "Strong Earnings ChartList" to trade exclusively from like I do now. I considered relative strength, but it wasn't a primary focus... Read More 

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AVGO vs. XOM - Pair Trade Idea

by Julius de Kempenaer

Relative Rotation Graphs are perfectly suited for finding pair trade opportunities. In this week's episode of Sector Spotlight (November 19th), I showed one way to find a possible pair-trading opportunity... Read More 

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Is It A Pullback Or Something More? Today's Market Selloff Reminds Us To Stay Sharp

by Mary Ellen McGonagle

Today's sharp midday selloff on negative trade news was a stark reminder that market conditions can change on a dime. It's also a reminder that you need to have an exit strategy in place should a pullback turn into a correction or worse... Read More 

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Looking Ahead To 2020 For Sector Leadership

by Tom Bowley

I remain quite bullish about 2020 prospects and one reason is the relative strength of our 5 aggressive sectors - technology (XLK), consumer discretionary (XLY), communication services (XLC), financials (XLF), and industrials (XLI)... Read More 

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Rotating Back Into the Leading Quadrant While Breaking Above Resistance in Price and Relative Strength... What More Do You Want?

by Julius de Kempenaer

When I ran the RRG for the most active movers in the S&P 500 (at yesterday's close), I noted a strong rotation for AMD. This stock entered the leading quadrant in the week of 18 March and moved inside that quadrant until the week of June 24, picking up 30% (vs S&P 4.2%)... Read More 

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RRG Shows Bullish Sector Rotation!

by Julius de Kempenaer

As it turns out, finding an interesting chart for today's DITC article was not very difficult! The weekly RRG, printed above, shows a very strong rotation in favor of offensive, high BETA sectors... Read More 

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Growth vs Value... a Tough Call At The Moment!

by Julius de Kempenaer

The Growth vs. Value relationship is always an interesting topic, as many believe it provides (additional) information or support for directional moves in the general market (S&P 500)... Read More 

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Keycorp Unlocks Higher Highs

by Greg Schnell

Keycorp (KEY) has a nice chart that appears to be following along on the rest of the banking industry moves. The SCTR is pushing to the highest level in 18 months. The relative strength (compared to the $SPX) is at new 2019 highs... Read More 

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Small Cap Stocks Close To YTD Highs - Here's One Stock To Watch

by Mary Ellen McGonagle

The Russell 2000 Small Cap Index is on the move and, while these smaller stocks can provide outsized returns, there's also an inherent volatility that one needs to be aware of before venturing into this asset class. DAILY CHART OF LIFEVANTAGE CORP... Read More 

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Qualcomm - A 5G Entrant Starts To Move

by Greg Schnell

There were a few 5G names pushing higher today, including one of the expected big winners in the 5G space. Qualcomm (QCOM) looks all set up to run higher here with a nice breakout to new 5-month highs. The stock has been outperforming the S&P 500, shown on the purple area chart... Read More