Breakoutwatch Weekly Summary 03/30/19
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|Tepid Volume Limits Breakout
The NASDAQ Composite gained 1.1% this week but did so on mostly less than average volume that kept the index flat for the first 4 days. Evidence that the economy is slowing appeared on Thursday as the Treasury revised 4th quarter growth down from 2.6% to 2.2% but Friday brought positive news and an uptick in volume as the Treasury yield curve re-inverted allaying fears that a recession was due in 2020.
Although stocks generally moved higher the number of confirmed breakouts fell from 14 last week to just 8 this week. This is because confirmation requires that breakout volume be at least 1.5 times the 50 day average volume. If volumes remain low then this low breakout rate will continue.
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|Brkout Date||Symbol||Base||Squeeze||Brkout Price||Brkout Day Close||RS Rank*||Last Close||Current % off BOP||Gain at Intraday High|
|*RS Rank on day before breakout.|
|No stocks met 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 Stores
|Air Services - Other
|Internet Service Providers
|Music & Video Stores
|Charts of each industry rank and performance over 12 months are available on the site|
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