Weekly Newsletter 12/23/11
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 Weekly Commentary  
We wish all our subscribers and readers a safe and happy holiday season and a profitable and successful New Year.

There will be no newsletter next week.

Note that the markets are closed on Monday, December 26 and Monday, January 2, 2012.

The NASDAQ Composite suffered a setback on Wednesday when Oracle Corp. missed its earnings targets and gave up 12%, dragging other diversified technology companies down with it. The index has recovered since then and is now facing resistance at the 50 day moving average level and then at the 200 dma level.  The medium term trend is sideways with a downward bias and we don't expect this to change over the holiday period when volumes are light and interest is diminished.

NASDAQ Composite


 New Features this Week Additional Value that we added this week

You can now get an intraday chart of any stock on our 'Alerts Issued Today' page at anytime after the market opens. If the market is not yet open, the previous day's intraday chart is displayed

Hover for intraday chartWhen you hover your mouse over any of the symbols, the company name is displayed. If you then move your mouse over the company name it will turn orange and if you the click the company name an intraday chart will appear. This intraday chart uses real time price data from Google. Please note that there are sometimes gaps in the data depending on how frequently the stock trades.  Where there are gaps, these will be seen as a straight line connecting the two prices either side of the gap.


We will also add this feature to the Alert Monitor in the near future.

Because of the extra server load in generating the chart, this feature is only available to Trial and Platinum subscribers.

Real Time Intraday Chart

This Week's Top Tip Tips for getting the most out of our site

Drive safely!

 Market Summary Overview of market direction and industry rotation
Index Value Change Week Change YTD Trend
Dow 12294 3.6% 6.19% Down
NASDAQ 2618.64 2.48% -1.29% Down
S&P 500 1265.33 3.74% 0.61% Up
Russell 2000 747.98 3.59% -4.55% Down
 Best Performing Index
1 Week 13 Weeks 26 Weeks Year-to-Date
S&P 500
3.74 %
Russell 2000
14.13 %
Dow Jones
3.01 %
Dow Jones
6.19 %
 Best Performing Industry (by average technical score over each period)
1 Week 3 Weeks 13 Weeks 26 Weeks
Toy & Hobby Stores Toy & Hobby Stores Specialty Eateries Personal Computers
 Most Improved Industry (by change in technical rank2)
Cement
+ 50
Publishing - Newspapers
+ 80
Toy & Hobby Stores
+ 180
Surety & Title Insurance
+ 197
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 21 22.31 4.26% 3.1%
Last Week 20 21.38 8.9% 6.91%
13 Weeks 291 24 9.03%
2.91%
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 TGE TGC Industries, Inc.  98
Top Technical ABD
81
Top Fundamental RAX Rackspace Hosting, Inc.  41
Top Tech. & Fund. MELI MercadoLibre, Inc.  0
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 ANIK Anika Therapeutics, Inc.  72
Top Technical TOBC Tower Bancorp, Inc.  41
Top Fundamental XPH
24
Top Tech. & Fund. XPH
24
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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