Today we have the following:
- 49 Swing Signals -- 38 BUY signals and 9 SELL Signals and 2 Strong SELLs.
- 253 Trend Leaders, all in strong up-trends according to Aroon, MACD and DMI. We have 60 stocks that are new additions to the list and 89 that fell off the previous list.
- 52 Trend Busters of which 48 are BUY signals and 4 are SELL signals.
- 162 Gap Signals -- stocks with upside or downside gaps or gaps that have been closed. 89 are bearish gaps and 73 are bullish gaps.
Stocks continue to plug along in a range. Today's action set no new highs nor short-term lows. We had a small tick up in weekly jobless claims and a small decrease in the four week average. This mixed result took a bit of the edge off the market's bullishness but, after a day of modest ebb and flow, major averages finished with passable gains.
Alert HQ continues to exhibit a slowly growing bullish bias.The number of Swing Trading BUY Signals increased again (though we do have 2 Strong SELLs). The number of Trend Buster BUY signals has also increased. Just so no one gets too over-excited, some of our signals just can't get out of neutral. The number of Trend Leaders is stagnant and there are more gaps in a bearish direction than gaps in a bullish direction.
Nevertheless, this ambivalence in the major averages doesn't mean that there aren't good buying opportunities out there. We still see some Turkish ETFs on the BUY lists, like TKF and TUR. There are a few REITs starting to move including CLI and BKD. We're seeing some energy companies perking up including UNT and BTU. And there's plenty more...
Using our signals --
If you're a momentum trader, the Trend Leaders list is a good place to go shopping. If you practice technical analysis, check out the Trend Busters. And if you are a short-term trader or even a day trader, our Swing Signals or Gap Signals may provide some good trading ideas.