|Weekly Newsletter 12/09/05|
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The onset of wintery weather caused energy prices to rise this week and rising with them was the fear of inflation leading to higher interest rates. Energy prices retreated somewhat on Friday and this, along with more evidence of growing consumer confidence from the University of Michigan, permitted a small recovery. For the week overall, however, all the major indexes were in retreat. This was the second week of losses in succession for the DJI and S&P 500, while the NASDAQ suffered its first losing week in eight. Investors will get an indication of the Federal Reserve's outlook for interest rates and the economy as a whole when the Open Markets Committee meets on Tuesday. Investors will be hoping for an indication that an end to interest rate increases is in sight.
The current rally began on October 13 and between its low on that date and the high set on December 2, the NASDAQ Composite rose 12.5%. After such a spectacular rise, a pull-back was only to be expected and a period of consolidation is now probable. We were bullish on prospects for the NASDAQ last week and once recent gains are digested we expect it will move higher again. The evidence comes from a further test of support at the upper edge of the rising wedge pattern we drew attention to last week. On Thursday the NASDAQ dipped to that level intraday but recovered and moved higher again on Friday. The rising wedge is a bearish pattern, however, and if support is tested again and broken we could see the NASDAQ slip to around 2100, or about 7% below current levels, but still over 5% higher than October's low.
The number of successful breakouts was once again above average this week at 41, with an average gain for the week of 2.6% showing once again that breakout stocks easily outperform the market. Seven breakouts made double digit breakout gains. Our subscribers were alerted to these as they broke out and had opportunities to make significant 1 day profits. BOOM gained 17.1%, GGR 16.98%, CFK 16.27%, SIFY 13.35%, CERS 11.41%, BTM 14.29% and PRVD 10.21%. BOOM slipped back to a just within range 4.8% over its pivot. BOOM is one of the top performing breakouts this year having risen 400% since its breakout in February.
Oil and Gas was the most active sector for breakouts with six coming from that group while the Internet sector contributed 5 breakouts.
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|Market Summary||Overview of market direction and industry rotation|
|Weekly Breakout Report||How confirmed breakouts performed this week|
2This represents the return if each stock were bought at its breakout price and sold at its intraday high.
3This represents the return if each stock were bought at its breakout price and sold at the most recent close.
|Top Breakout Choices||Stocks on our Cup-and-Handle list with best expected gain if they breakout|
|Top Second Chances||Stocks that broke out this week and are still in buyable range|
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