How Can I Find Winners using the SCTRs?


There are several ways chartists can use the StockCharts Technical Rank (SCTR) to find winning stocks and ETFs. First, note that we have SCTRs for US large-caps, US mid-caps, US small-caps, Toronto stocks and ETFs. Leveraged and inverse ETFs are excluded from the ETF group. The securities in each group are ranked against each other. The rankings, therefore, do not overlap and are not comparable outside the group.  

The SCTRs in each group range from zero to one hundred. Using large-caps as an example, stocks scoring between zero and ten would be in the bottom decile (10th percentile). Stocks scoring between ninety and one hundred would be in the top decile (90th percentile). Chartists looking for the strongest stocks or ETFs should focus on the scores between 80 and 100. 

Chartists can also sort the SCTR tables by clicking each column heading. Sorting by "change" will reveal the biggest movers, which is a great way to find stocks making big relative gains. Chartists can click the icons on the left of each symbol to see different charts. The icon with the bars is for your default chart style, the icon with lines shows a gallery chart and the XO icon shows a Point & Figure chart. You can read more about the StockCharts Technical Rank (SCTR) in our ChartSchool article

Arthur Hill
About the author: , CMT, is a Senior Technical Analyst at He has written articles for numerous financial publications including Barrons and Stocks & Commodities magazine. Focusing predominantly on US equities and ETFs, his systematic approach of identifying trend, finding signals within the trend, and setting key price levels has made him an esteemed technician. In addition to his CMT designation, Arthur holds an MBA from the Cass Business School at City University in London. Learn More
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