Weekly Newsletter 03/16/12
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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  

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 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 top tip this week.
 Market Summary Overview of market direction and industry rotation
Index Value Change Week Change YTD Trend
Dow 13232.6 2.4% 8.31% Down
NASDAQ 3055.26 2.24% 17.28% Up
S&P 500 1404.17 2.43% 11.65% Up
Russell 2000 1370.87 67.79% 85.02% Down
 Best Performing Index
1 Week 13 Weeks 26 Weeks Year-to-Date
Russell 2000
67.79 %
Russell 2000
89.86 %
Russell 2000
91.92 %
Russell 2000
85.02 %
 Best Performing Industry (by average technical score over each period)
1 Week 3 Weeks 13 Weeks 26 Weeks
Personal Computers Personal Computers Personal Computers Personal Computers
 Most Improved Industry (by change in technical rank2)
Trucks & Other Vehicles
+ 80
Department Stores
+ 69
Building Materials Wholesale
+ 183
Residential Construction
+ 208
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 31 28 4.37% 2.8%
Last Week 22 26.15 9.21% 4.22%
13 Weeks 35 28.92 11.73%
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
Company Name
Expected Gain1
Best Overall SMBL
Top Technical ACET Aceto Corporation 79
Top Fundamental CAT Caterpillar, Inc. 35
Top Tech. & Fund. CAT Caterpillar, Inc. 35
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
Company Name
Expected Gain1
Best Overall EGY
Top Technical AGO Assured Guaranty Ltd. 56
Top Fundamental TGA
Top Tech. & Fund. MEOH Methanex Corporation 39
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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