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January 2016

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5 Great NASDAQ 100 Stocks

January 29, 2016 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: DLTR , ROST , KHC

Nothing spectacular to report  but it looks like the market may have bottomed out.  Below is a chart of the Value Line Arithmetic Index of 1700 stocks which shows the price vs the 20, 50 and 100 day moving averages plus a 14 day turtle channel.  It does not indicate a rebound but does show movement off a bottom.

My support level on major indexes is the 50-100 Day MACD Oscillator and you can see that we are below that level and climbing slightly.  I usually say above the 20 DMA - On Your Mark; above the 50 DMA - Get Set and when you are above the 100 DMA - GO!.

In addition, when I consider the 10,000+ stocks in the Barchart data base the majority are still trading below their moving averages.  As I write this article the percentage trading above their DMAs are:

42.13% - 20 DMA  [more]

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Spark Energy -

January 27, 2016 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: SPKE

The Chart of the Day belongs to Spark Energy (SPKE).  I found the electric utility stock by using Barchart to sort the Russell 3000 Indexstocks first for the highest technical buy signals, then I used the Flipchart feature to review the charts.  Since the  Trend Spotter signaled a buy on 12/7 the stock gained 33.76%.

Spark Energy, Inc. is an independent retail energy services company. It provides residential and commercial customers across the United States with an alternative choice for their natural gas and electricity. The company is involved in the retail distribution of natural gas and electricity. It also offers renewable and carbon neutral products. Spark Energy, Inc. is headquartered in Houston, Texas.


The status of Barchart's Opinion trading systems are listed below. Please note that the Barchart Opinion indicators are updated live during the session every 10 minutes and can therefore change during the day as the market fluctuates. The indicator numbers shown below therefore may not match what you see live on the Barchart.com web site when you read this report.

Barchart technical indicators:

100% technical buy signalsTrend Spotter buy signalAbove its 20, 50 and 100 day moving averages6 new highs and up 24.49% in the last monthRelative Strength Index 72.71%Technical support level at 23.22Recently traded at 24.20 with a 50 day moving average of 19.73  [more]

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Today's 5 Best Large Caps

January 26, 2016 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: XEL , WEC , SO

Today as I write this article most stocks are still trading below their 20, 50 and 100 day moving averages.  Right now the percentage trading above their DMA's are:

19.09% - 20 DMA13.63% - 50 DMA16.97% - 100 DMAThe stocks listed today are by no means a buy list, they are just the stocks that came up in my screener.  This morning I used Barchart to sort the S&P 500 Large Cap Index stocks for the ones with the highest technical buy signals.  Personally, I don't buy unless both the market and the individual stocks have buy signals.  Right now although a few individual stocks have buy signals the market as a whole is still trading below its daily moving averages.
Today's list includes XCEL Energy (XEL), Wisconsin Energy (WEC), Southern Company (SO), Realty Income (O), and NiSource (NI):
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Intuitive Surgical

January 22, 2016 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: ISRG

The Chart of the Day belongs to Intuitive Surgical (ISRG).  I found the surgical appliance stock by using Barchart's new 52 week high list and sorting for technical buy signals.  I then used the Flipchart feature to review the charts.  Since the Trend Spotter signaled a buy on 1/14 the stock gained 1.54%.

Intuitive Surgical, Inc. designs and manufactures the da Vinci Surgical System. The da Vinci Surgical System seamlessly translates the surgeon's natural hand movements on instrument controls at a console into corresponding micromovements of instruments positioned inside the patient through small puncture incisions, or ports. The products provide the surgeon with the range of motion and fine tissue control previously possible only with open surgery, while simultaneously allowing the surgeon to work through small ports.


The status of Barchart's Opinion trading systems are listed below. Please note that the Barchart Opinion indicators are updated live during the session every 10 minutes and can therefore change during the day as the market fluctuates. The indicator numbers shown below therefore may not match what you see live on the Barchart.com web site when you read this report.

Barchart technical indicators:

100% technical buy signalsTrend Spotter buy signalAbove its 20, 50 and 100 day moving averages7 new highs and up 4.18% in the last monthRelative Strength Index 68.03%Technical support level at 534.11Recently traded at 566.11 with a 50 day moving average of 530.90  [more]

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ONE Gas

January 20, 2016 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: OGS

The Chart of the Day belongs to ONE Gas (OGS).  I found the natural gas distribution stock by using Barchart to sort the 52 week high list first for technical buy signals, then I used the Flipchart feature to review the charts.

ONE Gas, Inc. is a natural gas local distribution company. The company operates primarily in Oklahoma, Kansas and Texas through Oklahoma Natural Gas, Kansas Gas Service and Texas Gas Service. ONE Gas, Inc. is based in Tulsa, United States.


The status of Barchart's Opinion trading systems are listed below. Please note that the Barchart Opinion indicators are updated live during the session every 10 minutes and can therefore change during the day as the market fluctuates. The indicator numbers shown below therefore may not match what you see live on the Barchart.com web site when you read this report.

Barchart technical indicators:

96% technical buy signalsTrend Spotter buy signalAbove its 20, 50 and 100 day moving averages8 new highs and up 5.85% in the last monthRelative Strength Index 63.09%Technical support level at 50.78Recently traded at 51.72 with a 50 day moving average of 48.80  [more]

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BUY! BUY! BUY!

January 20, 2016 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: IVV , IJH , IJR

This message is for all investors between the ages of 25 and 45.  [more]

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The Tallest Midget in the Circus - AWK

January 14, 2016 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: AWK

Every day I usually write a post about the "5 Best" stocks in either a capital weighted index or sector and I know you guys expect that.  Today however at 2:00 PM when I looked at the 52 week high list there were only 4 stocks on the list, RMR Group (RMR) hasn't traded for 52 weeks yet and WebMD Health (WBMD) and Dyax (DAYX) were up and down on merger activity and rumors.

That left only American Water Works (AWK) as the Tallest Midget in the Circus.

American Water Works (AWK)


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WebMD Health Corp

January 08, 2016 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: WBMD

The Chart of the Day belongs to WebMD (WBMD).  I found the Internet content stock by using Barchart to sort today's 52 week high list fo the highest technical buy signals, then used the Flipchart feature to review the charts.  since the Trend Spotter signaled a buy in 11/4 the stock gained 16.52%.

WebMD announced that  has signed an agreement to acquire Conceptis Technologies Inc., a Montreal-based provider of online and offline medical education and promotion aimed at physicians and other healthcare professionals. Conceptis has been successful in developing a strong online presence in the cardiology community and is highly respected for the depth and breadth of content contained on its flagship. With the combination of two of the leading cardiology channels on the Internet, Medscape Cardiology and www.theheart.org, WebMD is well positioned to further its lead and penetration in this high value segment of medical marketing.


The status of Barchart's Opinion trading systems are listed below. Please note that the Barchart Opinion indicators are updated live during the session every 10 minutes and can therefore change during the day as the market fluctuates. The indicator numbers shown below therefore may not match what you see live on the Barchart.com web site when you read this report.

Barchart technical indicators:

100% Technical buy signalsTrend Spotter buy signalAbove its 20, 50 and 100 day moving averages14 new highs and up 9.60% in the last monthRelative Strength Index 70.78%Technical support level at 43.91Recently traded at 51.50 with a 50 day moving average of 45.73  [more]

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MeetMe

January 07, 2016 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: MEET

The Chart of the Day belongs to MeetMe (MEET).  I found the social network website stock by using Barchart to sort today's 52 week high listfirst for stocks with the highest technical buy signals, then I used the Flipchart feature to review the charts.  since the Trend Spotter signaled a buy on 12/2 the stock gained 41.70%.

MeetMe, Inc. owns and operates a social network. It enables users to meet new people through social games and apps, monetized by both advertising and virtual currency. The company operates MeetMe.com, Quepasa.com and MeetMe apps on iPhone and Android. MeetMe, Inc., formerly known as Quepasa Corporation, is headquartered in New Hope, Pennsylvania.

The status of Barchart's Opinion trading systems are listed below. Please note that the Barchart Opinion indicators are updated live during the session every 10 minutes and can therefore change during the day as the market fluctuates. The indicator numbers shown below therefore may not match what you see live on the Barchart.com web site when you read this report.

Barchart technical indicators:

100% technical buy signalsTrend Spotter buy signalAbove its 20, 50 and 100 day moving averages10 new highs and up 42.40% in the last monthRelative Strength Index 80.61%Technical support level at 3.50Recently traded at 4.01 with a 50 day moving average if 2.93  [more]

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LifeVantage -

January 06, 2016 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: LFVN

The Chart of the Day belongs to LifeVantage (LFVN).  I discovered the pharmaceutical/cosmetic stock by using Barchart to sort today's 52 week high list first for the highest technical buy signals then I used the Flipchart feature to review the charts.  Since the Trend Spotter signaled a buy on 12/24 the stock gained 19.34%.

Press Release - LifeVantage Corporation is committed to helping people achieve health and wellness for life. LifeVantage is dedicated to helping people reach their health and wellness goals by providing science-based solutions to the pervasive problem of oxidative stress. LifeVantage seeks ways to help the body help itself by tapping into and activating the body's natural defenses against the assaults of free radicals and oxidative stress. There company's vision is to be the leader in the field of managing oxidative stress. The Company develop nutraceutical products that leverage our expertise in this area and that are intended to deliver significant benefits to our customers. Its first product is Protandim a unique, patent-pending botanical formula that has been shown to reduce oxidative stress in a preliminary human study.


The status of Barchart's Opinion trading systems are listed below. Please note that the Barchart Opinion indicators are updated live during the session every 10 minutes and can therefore change during the day as the market fluctuates. The indicator numbers shown below therefore may not match what you see live on the Barchart.com web site when you read this report.

Barchart technical indicators:

100% technical buy signalsTrend Spotter buy signalAbove its 20, 50 and 100 day moving averages6 new highs and up 24.61% in the last monthRelative Strength Index 72.79%Technical support level at 9.03Recently traded at 10.43 with a 50 day moving average of 8.33  [more]

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Today's 5 Best Mid Caps

January 06, 2016 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: OA , NNN , HNT.DL

I wanted to find the 5 Mid Cap stocks with the best current momentum so I used Barchart to sort the S&P 400 Mid Cap Index stocks first for the best technical buy signals, then I used the Flipchart feature to review the charts.

My list today includes Orbital ATK (OA), National Retail Properties (NNN), Health Net (HNT), Fairchild Semiconductor International (FCS) andExtra Space Storage (EXR).

Orbital ATK (OA)


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The 5 Best Large Caps

January 05, 2016 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: HRS , FSLR , FLIR

Just like it always 5 O'Clock somewhere, there are always some stocks that buck the trend.  Today I used Barchart to sort the S&P 500 Large Cap Index stocks for the 5 with the highest technical buy signals and good looking charts.

Today's list includes Harris Corp (HRS), First Solar (FSLR), Flir Systems (FLIR), Dollar Tree (DLTR) and Coach (COH).

Harris Corp (HRS)


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Why Aren't You in CASH?

January 04, 2016 – Comments (3)

At the market's close today Barchart's Market Momentum indicators showed approximately 70% of all the  stocks listed were trading below their 20, 50, 100, 150 and 200 day moving averages.

In addition, the Value Line Arithmetic Index has been consistently trading below its 100 day moving average since around mid July:


Unless you are a gambler, a fool or have a crystal ball please give me a good reason my you aren't in cash right now.
I'd love to hear a rational explanation.  [more]

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