Each week we scan about 7300 stocks and ETFs, checking fundamentals, performing technical analysis and looking for fresh BUY and SELL signals. Out of this process we generate the following lists:
- Alert HQ stock alerts - based on a combination of proprietary and standard technical analysis techniques, we identify stocks or ETFs that are undergoing reversals, either to the upside or to the downside
- Trend Leaders - just like it says, a collection of stocks in strong up-trends
- Cash Flow Kings whose free cash flow yield is 25% or greater
- Bollinger Band Breakouts - stocks or ETFs that have moved at least 3% above their upper Bollinger Band or at least 3% below their lower Bollinger Band
- Swing Trading Signals - stocks that have bounced off a higher or lower Bollinger Band
- Trend Busters - stocks or ETFs that have violated a current trend.
This week the most speculative segments of the markets fell the most. The small-cap Russell 2000 led the week's losses, dropping 3.1%. The NASDAQ and S&P 500 each fell roughly 2% and the Dow dropped 1.6%.
Investors had a plethora of data to sift through this week. Some data was OK but there were several reports that spooked the market and set the stage for the week's declines. Primary among this latter group were new and existing home sales for August, neither of which met expectations. Then there was the Durable Goods report. One the recent "green shoots" has been the manufacturing sector. When new orders and shipments were both reported well below expectations, the sell-off intensified.
At Alert HQ, we see the effects of the decline. Our Trend Leaders list, not so long ago holding over 1000 stocks and ETFs, has been whittled down to one third that number. SELL signals out number BUY signals on many of our other lists. For now, we are clearly in a down-trend.
Optimistically speaking, however, the decline has been orderly with no signs of panic selling. This suggests that there will be opportunities for trades on both the long side and the short side as stocks find their level of equilibrium. Alert HQ has plenty of ideas for either type of trader.
This week's results --
Here is the detailed breakdown for Alert HQ for this weekend:
- Based on daily data, we have 2 Alert HQ BUY signals and 26 SELL signals
- Based on weekly data, we have 4 Alert HQ BUY signals and 7 SELL signals
- Based on daily data, we have 338 Trend Leaders. 36 new stocks joined the list since Thursday and 281 fell off the list since Thursday.
- We have 84 Bollinger Band Breakouts based on daily data and 231 Breakouts based on weekly data.
- We have 795 Cash Flow Kings
- Based on daily data we have 38 Swing Signals of which 10 are BUY signals and 28 are SELL signals.
- Finally, we have Trend Busters with 28 signals based on daily data (18 BUY signals and 10 SELL signals) and 51 based on weekly data (13 BUY signals and 38 SELL signals).
Visit Alert HQ and view or download your free lists of stock alerts. The alerts based on weekly data show those stocks that have exhibited some good follow-through after a recent trend reversal. If you want to be early in identifying the newest trend reversals, the lists based on daily data are for you. No matter which preference you have, there are bound to be a few stocks you will want to add to your watch list.
If you're a momentum trader, the Trend Leaders list is a good place to go shopping. If you have no faith in technical analysis, the Cash Flow Kings may be just what you are looking for. If you do favor technical analysis, check out the Trend Busters. And if you are a short-term trader or even a day trader, our Swing Signals may provide some good trading ideas. See them all at Alert HQ.
Remember, we also provide our latest updated Swing Signals, Trend Leaders and Trend Busters on Tuesday and Thursday nights.