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October 2015

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Today's 5 Best Small Caps

October 29, 2015 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: EXLS , BYD , CSH



Today I wanted to find the 5 best small cap stocks that met my criteria.  I used Barchart to sort the S&P 600 Small Cap Index stocks first for a Weighted Alpha of 50.00+ or more, then for technical buy signals of 80% or better and lastly for a 50-100 Day MACD Oscillator buy signal.  That filtered the 600 stock down to just 11Cash Am.  The list included Exlservice Holdings (EXLS), Boyd Gaming (BYD), Cash America International (CSH), Aceto (ACET) and John Bean Technologies (JBT).

Exlservice Holdings (EXLS)

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Vantiv

October 28, 2015 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: VNTV



The Chart of the Day belongs to Vantiv (VNTV).  I found the payment processing stock by using Barchart to sort the Russell 3000 Index stocks first for a Weighted Alpha of 50.00+ or more, then for technical buy signals of 80% or better and then again for a 50-100 Day MACD Oscillator buy signal.  Only 55 stock passed these benchmarks.  Since the Trend Spotter signaled a buy on 8/27 the stock gained 13.69%.

Vantiv, Inc. is an integrated payment processor engaged in providing advanced technology solutions for businesses and financial institutions. The Company operates in two segments: Merchant Services and Financial Institution Services. Vantiv offers acquiring and processing transactions, value-added services, merchant services and reporting for electronic payment transactions. It also provides card issuer processing, payment network processing, fraud protection, card production, prepaid program management, automated teller machine driving, network gateway and switching services. Vantiv, Inc. is headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio.



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% Barchart technical buy signals65.40+ Weighted AlphaTrend Spotter buy signalAbove its 20, 50 and 100 day moving averages13 new highs and up 13.61% in the last monthRelative Strength Index 72.96%Barchart computes a technical support level at 45.36Recently traded at 50.59 with a 50 day moving average of 45.55  [more]

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3 Best Mid Caps

October 28, 2015 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: GPN , MANH , TYL



Normally I give you the 5 best mid caps but I've decided to tighten up my criteria a bit.  I used Barchart to sort the S&P 400 Mid Cap Indexstocks for Weighted Alpha of 50.00+ or more, then for technical buy signals of 80% or better, then again for stocks with a 50-100 Day MACD Oscillator buy signal.  Next I always use the flipchart feature to review the charts.  That whittled  the 400 down to just 3 stocks:  Global Payments (GPN), Manhattan Associates (MANH) and Tyler Technologies (TYL).

Global Payments (GPN)


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Flagstar Bancorp

October 27, 2015 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: FBC



The Chart of the Day is Flagstar Bancorp (FBC).  I found the savings bank stock by using Barchart to sort the Russell 3000 Index stocks first for a Weighted Alpha of over 50.00+ then again for technical buy signals of 80% or better.  Next I used the Flipchart feature to review the charts.  Since the Trend Spotter signaled a buy on 9/14 the stock gained 12.34%.

Flagstar Bancorp, Inc. is the holding company for Flagstar Bank, FSB, a federally chartered stock savings bank. Through its retail banking centers and e-commerce distribution channels, Flagstar attracts deposits from the general public. The institution utilizes these deposits, along with other funds garnered from the secondary market, to originate or acquire loans on a nationwide basis.



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% Barchart technical buy signal55.30+ Weighted AlphaTrend Spotter buy signalAbove its 20, 50 and 100 day moving averages8 new highs and up 10.12% in the last monthRelative Strength Index 68.56%Barchart computes a technical support level at 21.10Recently traded at 22.85 with a 50 day moving average of 20.62  [more]

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Today's 5 Best Large Caps

October 27, 2015 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: TSS , SBUX , RAI



I wanted to find today's 5 best large cap stock so I used Barchart to sort the S&P 500 Large Cap Index stocks.  I sorted first for a Weighted Alpha of 50.00+ or higher than again for technical buy signals of 80% or better.  Today's stocks include Total System Services (TSS),Starbucks (SBUX), Reynolds American (RAI), Nvidia (NVDA) and Expedia (EXPE).
Total System Services (TSS)

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Sabre is a Buy

October 20, 2015 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: SABR



The Chart of the Day belongs to Sabre Corp (SABR).  I found the Internet software stock by using Barchart to sort the Russell 3000 Indexstocks first for a Weighted Alpha of higher than 50.00+ then again for technical buy signals above 80%.  Since the Trend Spotter signaled a buy on 10/7 the stock gained 4.72%.

Sabre Corporation engages in providing technology solutions to the global travel and tourism industry. The company operates four brands/businesses: Sabre Airline Solutions (R), Sabre Hospitality Solutions (R), Sabre Travel Network (R) and Travelocity (R). Its software, data, mobile and distribution solutions are used by airlines hotel properties to manage critical operations, such as passenger and guest reservations, revenue management, and flight, network and crew management. Sabre Corporation is headquartered in Southlake, 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% Barchart technical buy signals74.20+ Weighted AlphaTrend Spotter buy signalAbove its 20, 50 and 100 day moving averages9 new highs and up 6.16% in the last monthRelative Strength Index 67.63%Barchart computes a technical support level at 29.05Recently traded at 30.2 with a 50 day moving average of 28.19  [more]

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Some More Penny Stocks

October 20, 2015 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: TKOI , JE , FSRL



This week I added some penny stocks that came up on my screeners to the Barchart Van Meerten Speculative portfolio.  Added were Federal National Mortgage Association (FNMFN), Telkonet (TKOI), Just Energy Group (JE) , First Reliance Bank of SC (FSRL) and Online Vacation Center (ONVC).

Federal National Mortgage Association (FNMFN)


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Some Penny Stocks

October 19, 2015 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: MPUCF , PRMW , GROC

Today I added St. Barbara (STBMY), Montea Porcupine Mines (MPUCF), Federal National Mortgage Services (FNMAI), Great Rock Development (GROC) and Primo Water (PRMW) to the Barchart Van Meerten Speculative portfolio for positive price momentum.  Please note that these are highly speculative, thinly traded and not followed by mainstream analysts.  These are just stocks that appeared on my screener of over 10,000 tradeable stocks.

St Barbara (STBMY)


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Amazon.com

October 16, 2015 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: AMZN



The Chart of the Day belongs to Amazon.Com (AMZN).  I found the Internet commerce stock by using Barchart to sort the Russell 3000 Indexstocks first for a Weighted Alpha of 50.00 or higher then again for technical buy signals of 80% or better.  Since the Trend Spotter signaled a buy on 10/5 the stock gained 4.98%.

Amazon.com, Inc. seeks to be the world's most customer-centric company, where customers can find and discover anything they may want to buy online. The company lists unique items in categories such as books, music, DVDs, videos, consumer electronics, toys, camera and photo items, software, computer and video games, tools and hardware, lawn and patio items, kitchen products, and wireless products.



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% Barchart technical buy signals98.64+ Weighted AlphaTrend Spotter buy signalAbove its 20, 50 and 100 day moving averages6 new highs and up 8.22% in the last monthRelative Strength Index 66.03%Barchart computes a technical support level at 541.48Recently traded at 570.76 with a 50 day moving average of 524.42  [more]

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Buy Signals RAI SNX GPN SIGI CENTA

October 16, 2015 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: RAI , SNX , GPN



This week I added the following stocks to the Barchart Van Meerten New High portfolio for superior upward momentum:  Reynolds America(RAI), Synnex (SNX), Global Payments (GPN), Selective Insurance (SIGI) and Central Garden and Pet (CENTA).

Reynolds America (RAI)


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Skywest

October 15, 2015 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: SKYW



The Chart of the Day belongs to SkyWest (SKYW).  I found the air transportation stock by using Barchart to sort the Russell 3000 Indexstocks first for a Weighted Alpha above 50.00+ and then again for technical buy signals of 80% or better.

SkyWest, Inc., through its wholly-owned subsidiary, SkyWest Airlines, Inc. , operates one of the larger regional airlines in the United States. SkyWest provides passenger and air freight service and completes over 880 daily flights. Pursuant to a joint marketing and code sharing agreement with Delta Airlines, Inc., SkyWest operates as a Delta Connection in certain SkyWest markets. SkyWest entered into a marketing and code sharing agreement with Continental Airlines, Inc. Which allows SkyWest to operate as a Continental Connection in certain markets in and out of Los Angeles.




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% Barchart technical buy signals110.40+ Weighted AlphaTrend Spotter buy signalAbove its 20, 50 and 100 day moving averages5 new highs and up 10.69% in the last monthRelative Strength Index 63.76%Barchart computes a technical support level at 17.43Recently traded at 19.09 with a 50 day moving average of 16.97  [more]

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Global Brass and Copper

October 12, 2015 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: BRSS



The Chart of the Day belongs to Global Brass and Copper (BRSS).  I found the stock by using Barchart to sort first for the stocks with a Weighted Alpha of over 50.00+ then again for technical buy signals of 80% or better.  Since the Trend Spotter signaled a buy on 8/78 the stock gained 25.48%.

Global Brass & Copper Holdings, Inc. is a converter, fabricator, distributor and processor of copper and brass products primarily in North America. The Company's product include sheet, strip, foil, rod, tube and fabricated metal component that it sells under the Olin Brass, Chase Brass and A.J. Oster brand names. It also engages in metal melting and casting, rolling, drawing, extruding and stamping to fabricate finished and semi-finished alloy products. The company serves building and housing, munitions, automotive, transportation, coinage, electronics/electrical components, industrial machinery and equipment and general consumer end markets. Global Brass & Copper Holdings, Inc. is headquartered in Schaumburg, 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:

100% Barchart technical buy signals76.90+ Weighted AlphaTrend Spotter buy signalAbove its 20, 50 and 100 day moving averages8 new highs and up 9.67% in the last monthRelative Strength Index 77.45%Barchart computes a technical support level at 21.52Recently trade at 22.80 with a 50 day moving average of 19.58  [more]

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Anacor Pharmaceuticals - sell signals

October 12, 2015 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: ANAC.DL



Today I deleted Anacor Pharmaceuticals (ANAC) from the Barchart Van Meerten  Speculative portfolio for negative price momentum.

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Constellation Brands

October 10, 2015 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: STZ



The Chart of the Day belongs to Constellation Beverage (STZ).  I found the alcoholic beverage stock by using Barchart to sort first for a Weighted Alpha of 50.00+ or more then again for technical buy signals of 80% or better.  Since the Trend Spotter signaled a buy on 10/5 the stock gained 3.52%.

Constellation Brands, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, produces, imports, and markets beer, wine, and spirits in the United States, Canada, Mexico, New Zealand, and Italy. The company sells wine across various categories, including table wine, sparkling wine, and dessert wine. Its wine brands include Arbor Mist, Black Box, Blackstone, Clos du Bois, Estancia, Franciscan Estate, Inniskillin, Kim Crawford, Mark West, Mount Veeder, Nobilo, Ravenswood, Rex Goliath, Robert Mondavi, Ruffino, Simi, Meiomi, Toasted Head, and Wild Horse; and Spirits Brands comprise Black Velvet Canadian Whisky and Svedka Vodka. The company offers its products to wholesale distributors, retailers, on-premise locations, and government alcohol beverage control agencies. Constellation Brands, Inc. was founded in 1945 and is headquartered in Victor, New York.



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% Barchart technical buy signals58.12+ Weighted AlphaTrend Spotter buy signalAbove its 20, 50 and 10 day moving averages4 new highs and up 8.72% in the last month66.84% Relative Strength IndexBarchart computes a technical support level at 135.29Recently traded at 136.89 with a 50 day moving average of 127.24  [more]

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The Best of the NASDAQ 100

October 08, 2015 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: NVDA , SBUX , ORLY





Today I wanted to find the NASDAQ 100 stocks that were performing the best.  I used Barchart to sort the NASDAQ 100 Index stocks first for a Weighted Alpha of more than 50.00 + then again for technical buy signals of  80% or better.  Only 4 made the cut: Nvidia (NVDA), Starbucks(SBUX), O'Reilly Automotive (ORLY) and Activision Blizzard (ATVI).

Nvidia (NVDA)


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j2 Global Communications

October 07, 2015 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: JCOM



The Chart of the Day belongs to J2 Global Communications (JCOM).  I found the Internet software stock by using Barchart to sort the Russell 3000 Index stocks for the ones having technical buy signals of higher than 80% and then again for a Weighted Alpha of better than 50.00+.  Since the Trend Spotter signaled a buy on 10/5 the stock gained 2.75%

j2 Global, Inc. provides cloud-based communications and storage messaging services. The Company offers online fax, virtual voice, hosted email, email marketing, online backup and unified communications services. j2 markets its services principally under the brand names eFax, eVoice, Electric Mail, Campaigner, KeepItSafe and Onebox. It also provides software-as-a-service communication services and solutions to the business market. j2 Global Inc. formerly known as j2 Global Communications, Inc., is headquartered in Los Angeles, California.




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% Barchart technical buy signals52.40+ Weighted AlphaTrend Spotter buy signalAbove its 20, 50 and 100 day moving averages10 new highs and up 14.88% in the last monthRelative Strength Index 70.20%Barchart computes a technical support level at 71.82Recently traded at 76.96 with a 50 day moving average of 70.66  [more]

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Today's 5 Best Small Caps

October 07, 2015 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: COR , UVE , BOFI



Today I used Barchart to find what I think are the 5 best small cap technical buys.  I sorted the S&P 600 Small Cap Index stocks first for technical buy signals of 80% or better and then for a Weighted Alpha of 50.00+ or more.

The 5 stocks that made the cut with the highest technical buy signals were Coresite Realty (COR), Universal Insurance Holdings (UVE), BOFI Holdings (BOFI), Digi International (DGII), Boyd Gaming (BYD).

Coresite Realty (COR)


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LGI Homes

October 06, 2015 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: LGIH



The Chart of the Day belongs to LGI Homes (LGIH).  I found the entry level home builder stock by using Barchart to sort the Russell 3000 Index stocks first for a Weighted Alpha of at least 50.00+ and then again for a technical buy signal of 80% or better.  Since the Trend Spotter signaled a buy on 10/5 the stock gained 3.20%.

LGI Homes, Inc. is engaged in the design and construction of entry-level homes across Texas, Arizona, Florida and Georgia. The company focuses on converting renters of apartments and single-family homes into homeowners by offering homes at affordable locations. LGI Homes, Inc. is headquartered in The Woodlands, 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% Barchart technical buy signals106.50+ Weighted AlphaTrend Spotter buy signalAbove its 20, 50 and 100 day moving averages5 new highs and up 12.05% in the last monthRelative Strength Index 63.53%Barchart computes a technical support level at 26.49Recently traded at 30.37 with a 50 day moving average of 25.66  [more]

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Today's Best Mid Caps

October 06, 2015 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: GPN , TYL



Each day I used Barchart to screen for the best stocks in various categories and report which are the best 5 stocks.  My criteria is that the stocks must have a Weighted Alpha of at least 50.00+ and technical buy signals of 80% or better.  Today when I screened the S&P 400 Mid Cap Index stocks only 2 stocks made the grade:  Global Payments (GPN) and Tyler Technologies (TYL),

Global Payments (GPN)


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Sold SGU ATNY LHCG

October 05, 2015 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: SGU , ATNY.DL , LHCG



Today I deleted Star Gas Partners (SGU), API Technologies (ATNY) and LHC Group (LHCG) from the Barchart Van Meeerten Speculativeportfolio for negative price momentum.

Star Gas Partners (SGU)


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There is no Rally Yet

October 05, 2015 – Comments (0)



Do not be fooled by the headlines or talking heads on TV.  I am a great believer in Technical Analysis but I'm not a day trader.  I look at trends in technical data from as short as 14 days to as long as 1 year plus a whole lot of technical trends with time frames in between.

You can never predict the market but you can surely analyze which way it is trending and plan your portfolio management to contain trending stocks. For me I like to see trends in the Market as measured by the Russell 3000 Index and the Value Line Arithmetic Index.  My earliest trend is which way their 14 day turtle channels are trending.

At the present time although 54.37% of the stocks are trading above their 20 day moving averages 62.68% are still trading below their 50 day moving averages.

The Russell 3000 Index is an index containing the 3000 of the largest stocks in capitalization.  These are the stocks that the majority of institutional investors, mutual funds and Wall Street analysts follow and where most of you have your money.  It is a cap weighted index.  I analyze and chart the Index the way I do stocks.  As you can see below the 14 day turtle channel is not hitting higher highs and higher lows so I don't think the Market has rallied:


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