Breakoutwatch Weekly Summary 01/06/18
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| New Features this Week
| Top Cup and Handle Chart Pattern Stocks
| Best Performing Index
Best Performing Industry
Most Improved Industry
|New Breakout Prediction Model, New
Trading Suggestions and New Breakout Criteria
See Strategy Suggestions below for important new insights.
The NASDAQ celebrated the New Year with 4 days of consecutive new highs and strong accumulation to rise 3.4% for the week. It would be surprising if this level of euphoria would continue, so some consolidation is likely in the week ahead.
| New Breakout Criteria
Based on the research I did over the break, I have decided to lower the volume threshold for declaring a breakout for all long position watchlists to the 50 day average volume level. That is a breakout will be counted as such if the volume exceeds the 50 day average and the price closes above the breakout price. For Cup and Handle, Double Bottom and Head and Shoulders patterns this is now consistent with the breakout criteria for High Tight Flag and Volatility Squeeze patterns. Consequently, there are many more cup and handle breakouts now as seen below.
New Breakout Prediction Indicator for the Cup and Handle watchlist
A new column "Pred. Brkout" was added to the Cup and Handle Watchlist to indicate if a breakout is predicted. If it is predicted a "Y" will appear in this column. See my notes on the Breakout Prediction metric
Less than a hundred stocks in any year will meet the criteria for this metric, so a "Y" in this column will be rare. To sort the column, click on the up/down arrows next to the column heading
New Filter Setting
You can now filter the watchlist for stocks meeting the "Y" criteria.
I followed the work I did to develop the Breakout Prediction metric, with an analysis of the criteria that would have led to the best trading results in 2017. This has resulted in new suggestions for "Buying on Alert" or "Buying at the Next Open". These are described here. As long as the current market trend continues, these suggestions should be quite profitable. A notable feature of the recent trend has been low volatility and so a tighter trailing stop can be used as shown in the suggestions.
|Brkout Date||Symbol||Base||Squeeze||BrkoutOut Price||Brkout Day Close||RS Rank*||Last Close||Current % off BOP||Gain at Intraday High|
|*RS Rank on day before breakout.|
|CYRX||9.15||169,658||CryoPort - Inc. - Common Stock||Packaging & Containers||97||8.45|
|WTW||52.07||2,142,432||Weight Watchers International Inc Weight Watchers||Personal Services||97||46.91|
|PETS||49.04||831,672||PetMed Express - Inc. - Common Stock||Drug Delivery||95||48.33|
|These stocks meet our suggested screening factors
for our Cup and Handle Chart Pattern watchlist.
See Revised Rules for Trading Cup and Handle Breakouts
|Index||Value||Change Week||Change YTD||Trend1|
1The Market Trend is derived from our proprietary market model. The market model is described on the site here.
2The site also shows industry rankings based on fundamentals, combined technical and fundamentals, and on price alone. The site also shows daily industry movements.
|1 Week||13 Weeks||26 Weeks||Year-to-Date|
|1 Week||3 Weeks||13 Weeks||26 Weeks|
|Auto Parts Wholesale
||Auto Parts Wholesale
||Auto Parts Wholesale
|Auto Parts Stores
|Auto Parts Stores
|Publishing - Books
|Wholesale - Other
|Charts of each industry rank and performance over 12 months are available on the site|
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