Weekly Newsletter 07/26/08
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 Weekly Commentary  

Market Summary

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 Market Summary Overview of market direction and industry rotation
Index Value Change Week Change YTD Market1
Signal
Dow 11370.7 -1.1% -14.28% enter
NASDAQ 2310.53 1.22% -12.89% exit
S&P 500 1257.76 -0.23% -14.34% enter
Russell 2000 710.34 2.49% -7.27% N/A
 Best Performing Index
1 Week 13 Weeks 26 Weeks Year-to-Date
Russell 2000
2.49 %
Russell 2000
-1.6 %
Russell 2000
3.16 %
Russell 2000
-7.27 %
 Best Performing Industry (by average technical score over each period)
1 Week 3 Weeks 13 Weeks 26 Weeks
REIT - Healthcare Facilities REIT - Healthcare Facilities Independent Oil & Gas Agricultural Chemicals
 Most Improved Industry (by change in technical rank2)
Aluminum
+ 54
Aluminum
+ 99
Long Distance Carriers
+ 213
Long Distance Carriers
+ 210
Charts of each industry rank and performance over 12 months are available on the site

1The Market Signal is derived from our proprietary market model. The market model is described on the site.
2The site also shows industry rankings based on fundamentals, combined technical and fundamentals, and on price alone (similar to IBD). The site also shows daily industry movements.
 Weekly Breakout Report How confirmed breakouts performed this week
# of Breakouts
Period Average1
Max. Gain During Period2
Gain at Period Close3
This Week 24 21.69 6.45% 2.87%
Last Week 15 22 6.37% -1.23%
13 Weeks 298 23.62 12.25%
-2.97%
Sector
Industry
Breakout Count for Week
HEALTH SERVICES
Medical Appliances & Equipment
3
DIVERSIFIED SERVICES
Personal Services
2
ELECTRONICS
Scientific & Technical Instruments
2
FINANCIAL SERVICES
Closed-End Fund - Equity
2
COMPUTER SOFTWARE & SERVICES
Technical & System Software
1
DRUGS
Drug Manufacturers - Other
1
DRUGS
Diagnostic Substances
1
DRUGS
Biotechnology
1
ENERGY
Oil & Gas Equipment & Services
1
FOOD & BEVERAGE
Processed & Packaged Goods
1
HEALTH SERVICES
Medical Instruments & Supplies
1
HEALTH SERVICES
Medical Laboratories & Research
1
HEALTH SERVICES
Hospitals
1
INTERNET
Internet Information Providers
1
MATERIALS & CONSTRUCTION
General Building Materials
1
METALS & MINING
Gold
1
TELECOMMUNICATIONS
Telecom Services - Foreign
1
TELECOMMUNICATIONS
Diversified Communication Services
1
TRANSPORTATION
Trucking
1
1The average number of breakouts in each week over the previous 13 weeks.
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
Category
Symbol
Company Name
Expected Gain1
Best Overall FLDR Flanders Corporation 119
Top Technical ENG Englobal Corp 71
Top Fundamental OFI Overhill Farms Inc 106
Top Tech. & Fund. OFI Overhill Farms Inc 106
1This is the gain predicted by our Expected Gain model if the stock breaks out. Expected Gains for all cup-and-handle stocks are published on our site.
 Top Second Chances Stocks that broke out this week and are still in buyable range
Category
Symbol
Company Name
Expected Gain1
Best Overall ENZ Enzo Biochem Inc 67
Top Technical RES RPC Inc 63
Top Fundamental QDEL Quidel Corp 50
Top Tech. & Fund. QDEL Quidel Corp 50
1This is the gain predicted by our Expected Gain model after the stock has broken out which uses the volume on breakout as a predictive term. Because the model variance is +/- 38% the expectation can be negative.

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