Mish's Market Minute

Stocks to Watch in the Top 3 Performing Sectors


Last week the market faced a pullback. However, the four major indices closed above Thursday's high on Friday, ending the week on a positive note. With each index potentially poised to run towards highs, we should prepare our watchlist with picks from the top-performing sectors.

Looking at the 3 top-performing sectors over the past 3 months, we have Oil & Gas Exploration (XOP) up +29%, Solar (TAN) +15% and Semiconductors (SMH) +14%. If the market is looking to push higher next week, we should keep these top sectors in mind, as equities within these areas will have a much greater chance of making huge gains.

Starting with oil & gas exploration, Callon Petroleum (CPE) is holding above its 10-day moving average and support from the $60.50 area. Additionally, CPE has made positive earnings growth for the past 5 quarters and looks ready to clear recent highs if the market permits.

For the solar space, Enphase Energy (ENPH) is a top-performing solar stock sitting near highs. Though its high price makes it tough to find a perfect risk level, it's worth watching ENPH for an entry point since it's a major leader in the solar sector.

When it comes to semiconductors and the tech space, Nvidia (NVDA) has held over its 10-day moving average and has consolidated underneath $308.50. Timing NVDA with a move higher in the Nasdaq 100 (QQQ) is key for this mega-cap stock. Additionally, if NVDA can clear the $308.50 price level, it could be ready to make another quick move past highs.

Nonetheless, these are three great picks to add to the watchlist; however, keep an eye on the major indices to hold and move higher.

If Monday does not follow through, stay cautious, as bulls could easily be trapped as many loaded up on equities Friday anticipating a move to highs. If this is the case, sit on the sidelines and keep these stocks in your watchlist for when the time is right!

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On this week's edition of StockCharts TV's Mish's Market Minute, Mish covers ETFs and stocks for your portfolio, as clean energy will be a continuing trend in 2022.

ETF Summary

  • S&P 500 (SPY): 467.38 support.
  • Russell 2000 (IWM): 236.31 new support.
  • Dow (DIA): 359.48 support.
  • Nasdaq (QQQ): 387.53 support.
  • KRE (Regional Banks): 72.90 support area.
  • SMH (Semiconductors): 291.55 support.
  • IYT (Transportation): 275.11 minor support.
  • IBB (Biotechnology): Needs to stay over 153.38.
  • XRT (Retail): 99.80 support.

Forrest Crist-Ruiz


Assistant Director of Trading Research and Education

Mish Schneider
About the author: serves as Director of Trading Education at MarketGauge.com. For nearly 20 years, MarketGauge.com has provided financial information and education to thousands of individuals, as well as to large financial institutions and publications such as Barron’s, Fidelity, ILX Systems, Thomson Reuters and Bank of America. In 2017, MarketWatch, owned by Dow Jones, named Mish one of the top 50 financial people to follow on Twitter. In 2018, Mish was the winner of the Top Stock Pick of the year for RealVision. Learn More
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