Weekly Newsletter 12/30/11
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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  

Best wishes for a happy and prosperous New Year.

 New Features this Week Additional Value that we added this week

Intraday charts are now available on the Alerts Monitor as well as the Alerts Issued Today page.

The intraday charts now include volume shown as a % of the 50 day average volume, although be aware that the volume data can be delayed up to 20 minutes.

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

No tip this week.

 Market Summary Overview of market direction and industry rotation
Index Value Change Week Change YTD Trend
Dow 12217.6 -0.62% 5.53% Down
NASDAQ 2605.15 -0.52% -1.8% Down
S&P 500 1257.6 -0.61% -0% Down
Russell 2000 740.92 -0.94% -5.45% Up
Wilshire 5000 747.98 -94.37% -94.37% Down
 Best Performing Index
1 Week 13 Weeks 26 Weeks Year-to-Date
Wilshire 5000
0 %
Russell 2000
11.95 %
Dow Jones
-2.9 %
Dow Jones
5.53 %
 Best Performing Industry (by average technical score over each period)
1 Week 3 Weeks 13 Weeks 26 Weeks

Toy & Hobby Stores Specialty Eateries Personal Computers
 Most Improved Industry (by change in technical rank2)
Gaming Activities
+ 59
Food - Major Diversified
+ 71
Surety & Title Insurance
+ 146
Toy & Hobby Stores
+ 194
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 3 22.08 4.4% 2.33%
Last Week 21 22.31 5.49% 1.38%
13 Weeks 284 22.62 9.29%
2%
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 EGAN eGain Communications Corporation  110
Top Technical ABD
80
Top Fundamental RAX Rackspace Hosting, Inc.  41
Top Tech. & Fund. RAX Rackspace Hosting, Inc.  41
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 WMAR West Marine, Inc.  59
Top Technical SRDX SurModics, Inc.  52
Top Fundamental WMAR West Marine, Inc.  59
Top Tech. & Fund. WMAR West Marine, Inc.  59
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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