Weekly Newsletter 05/06/11
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Market Summary Weekly Breakout Report Top Breakout Choices Top 2nd Chances New Features Tip of the Week
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 Weekly Commentary  

My desktop computer on which I do all my development and graphics crashed this afternoon (Friday) and I am formatting a new hard drive and recovering my applications, data and database backups. So no commentary this week, just a bare bones newsletter.

Have a great Mother's Day!

 New Features this Week Additional Value that we added this week
No new features this week.
This Week's Top Tip Tips for getting the most out of our site
No toptip this week.
 Market Summary Overview of market direction and industry rotation
Index Value Change Week Change YTD Trend
Dow 12638.7 -1.34% 9.17% Up
NASDAQ 2827.56 -1.6% 6.58% Up
S&P 500 1340.2 -1.72% 6.56% Up
Russell 2000 833.34 -3.69% 6.34% Up
Wilshire 5000 14152.5 -1.94% 6.49% Up
 Best Performing Index
1 Week 13 Weeks 26 Weeks Year-to-Date
Dow Jones
-1.34 %
Dow Jones
4.15 %
Russell 2000
13.13 %
Dow Jones
9.17 %
 Best Performing Industry (by average technical score over each period)
1 Week 3 Weeks 13 Weeks 26 Weeks
Drugs Wholesale Long-Term Care Facilities Silver Silver
 Most Improved Industry (by change in technical rank2)
Chemicals - Major Diversified
+ 75
Drug Stores
+ 74
Cigarettes
+ 163
Hospitals
+ 164
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. 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 14 14.54 4.14% 1.33%
Last Week 21 13.92 20.71% 13.53%
13 Weeks 223 15.31 12.78%
2.02%
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 BIOS BioScrip Inc. 110
Top Technical PCOM Points International Ltd. (USA) 87
Top Fundamental SWI SolarWinds, Inc. 57
Top Tech. & Fund. SWI SolarWinds, Inc. 57
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 WMG Warner Music Group Corp. 86
Top Technical WMG Warner Music Group Corp. 86
Top Fundamental RTEC Rudolph Technologies, Inc. 75
Top Tech. & Fund. RTEC Rudolph Technologies, Inc. 75
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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