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Fears of Retaliation from Iran Cause a Spike in this Group of Stocks


Last Friday, I wrote about the sharp uptick in many defense-related stocks following news of a deadly airstrike against Iran. (You can read that article here) Since then, fears of a retaliation by way of a cyberattack against the U.S. has sparked interest in another area of the markets -- Computer Software - Security. The Prime Cyber Security ETF (HACK) rose more than 1% following Iran's vows of retaliation, with many individual stocks trading even higher.


Cyberark (CYBR) is a software company that provides a cloud-based solution for organizations to safeguard and monitor their privileged accounts or those in senior positions. The stock peaked in price in late July, as did many enterprise software companies, as fears of reduced corporate spending drove these stocks down.

While Software stocks in other areas have been working their way back to prior highs, security-related names have been slower to recover. Recent tensions is the Mideast are expected to boost spending in this area; CYBR notably rose sharply on volume in response. In addition to breaking back above its 200-day moving average, today's move pushed the MACD into positive territory while the RSI is positive.

Look for the stock of this fast growing company to continue to form the right side of a base on its way to a possible breakout to new highs.

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Mary Ellen McGonagle,

MEM Investment Research

Mary Ellen McGonagle
About the author: is a professional investing consultant and the president of MEM Investment Research. After eight years of working on Wall Street, Ms. McGonagle left to become a skilled stock analyst, working with William O’Neill in identifying healthy stocks with potential to take off. She has worked with clients that span the globe, including big names like Fidelity Asset Management, Morgan Stanley, Merrill Lynch and Oppenheimer. Learn More
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