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20 growth stocks with improving moving averages

The market is firming these days and what was out of favor is now meeting demand.

Growth stocks had certainly been weak while investors fled to defensive sectors. That is beginning to change now. Using the Premium Stock Screener at out sister site TradingStockAlerts.com, we have identified a list of growth stocks whose 50-day exponential moving average (EMA) has, within the last few days, started to turn up in a bullish direction.

SymbolNameSectorIndustryACNAccenture plc.MiscellaneousBusiness ServicesAGPAMERIGROUP CorporationHealth CareHospital And Medical Service PlansALVAutoliv, Inc.Capital GoodsAuto Parts:O.E.M.BKIBuckeye Technologies, Inc.Basic IndustriesPaperCPSIComputer Programs and Systems, Inc.TechnologyEDP ServicesCYOUChangyou.com LimitedTechnologyComputer Software: Prepackaged SoftwareDCIDonaldson Company, Inc.Capital GoodsPollution Control EquipmentENTREntropic Communications, Inc.TechnologySemiconductorsFNFabrinetPublic UtilitiesTelecommunications EquipmentIPGPIPG Photonics…

Seven Profitable, Dividend-paying Bollinger Band Breakouts

We've been presenting our Bollinger Band Breakouts at Alert HQ for quite a while now. What's nice is being able to use the stock screeners at our sister site TradingStockAlerts.com to refine the selection.

Accordingly, I started with bullish Bollinger Band Breakouts (those whose price exceeded the upper Bollinger Band) and selected those stocks that were profitable and offered a dividend. The following seven stocks popped out.

SymbolNameLast PriceSectorIndustryAVDAmerican Vanguard Corporation$13.38 Basic IndustriesAgricultural ChemicalsFULH. B. Fuller Company$23.64 Basic IndustriesHome FurnishingsMLHRHerman Miller, Inc.$26.75 Consumer DurablesOffice Equipment/Supplies/ServicesNYMTNew York Mortgage Trust, Inc.$7.82 Consumer ServicesReal Estate Investment TrustsRBNRobbins & Myers, Inc.$49.03 Capital GoodsFluid ControlsWACWalter Investment Management Corp.$19.95 Consumer ServicesReal Estate Investment TrustsWSCIWSI Industries Inc.$5.70 TechnologyIndustrial Machinery/Components

Hints of a bottom continue to accumulate

This is another installment of our weekly market update where we look at the state of the market and try to divine where stocks might be headed.

Last week we opined that the technicals of the market suggested a bottom was imminent as we were getting very close to the extremes that in past downturns signaled a rally. The market cooperated somewhat by breaking its six week losing streak. Read on to see how this call is working out...

The view from Alert HQ --

For those readers who are new to TradeRadar or who don't remember what this is all about, the data for the following charts is generated from our weeklyAlert HQprocess. We scan roughly 6200 stocks and ETFs each weekend and gather the statistics presented below.

In this first chart below we count the number of stocks above various exponential moving averages and count the number of moving average crossovers, as well. We then plot the results against a chart of the SPDR S&P 500 ETF (SPY).




With SPY just barely turning in a gain th…

A turn in the bond market? Six reasons to avoid TLT

Bonds got clobbered today, going in the opposite direction as stocks.

I've been watching the iShares Barclay's 20+ Year Bond Fund (TLT) for a while and wondering if the rally was getting tired. Today's action suggests TLT is really pooped and that perhaps the rally is over for now. Let's go through the chart:


Here are six reasons that suggest the rally may have run its course:
Big gap down today on decent though not extraordinary volumeOver the last couple of weeks, Slow Stochastics have been trending down while TLT was trending up. This implies TLT was running out of steam. Slow Stochastics have broken down in a bearish manner now with the value dropping below 50.MACD has also been trending down slightly while TLT was trending up. MACD has now failed to climb above its signal line (the red line) for a couple of weeks and, after today, is noticeably pointed downward.Wilder's DMI just showed a crossover where the -DM (bearish Directional Movement) indicator moved abo…

A sinking market has to hit bottom sometime -- will it be soon?

It's been roughly six months since I've done one of these weekly market analysis posts but with stocks grinding lower for six straight weeks I thought this would be a good time to pull out the charts and see where we stand.

The view from Alert HQ --

For those readers who are new to TradeRadar or who don't remember what this is all about (and I don't blame you if you've forgotten), the data for the following charts is generated from our weekly Alert HQ process. We scan roughly 6200 stocks and ETFs each weekend and gather the statistics presented below.

In this first chart below we count the number of stocks above various exponential moving averages and count the number of moving average crossovers, as well. We then plot the results against a chart of the SPDR S&P 500 ETF (SPY).


This chart makes it clear we are reaching the extremes of last May and June. One could say that our "summer swoon" is right on schedule. Notice, …