Skip to main content

Thursday Swing Signals, Trend Busters and Trend Leaders for Sept 10, 2009

Here are the results for Thursday's Swing Signals, Trend Leaders and Trend Busters. All are now available at Alert HQ and are based on daily data.

Today we have the following:
  • 54 Swing Signals -- 42 BUY signals, 9 SELL Signals and 3 Strong BUYs. Our most bullish situation ever!
  • 485 Trend Leaders, all in strong up-trends according to Aroon, MACD and DMI. We have 359 stocks that are new additions to the list and 20 that fell off the previous list.
  • 50 Trend Busters of which 42 are BUY signals and 8 are SELL signals.
The view from Alert HQ --

Light volume but stocks are up five days in a row. Say what you will, gains are gains no matter the volume.

Thursday means initial jobless claims and today's results were slightly better than expected. More notable was an upgrade of Yahoo! that helped tech stocks advance. A treasury auction went off well today. Geithner gave comforting testimony on Capital Hill. Semiconductors showed a muted reaction to last night's improved guidance from Texas Instruments. Network stocks again had a good day. All in all, there was no earth shaking news but stocks put together another modest rally. The more people call for a pullback, the higher Mr. Market pushes stock prices.

With respect to Alert HQ, we are still reflecting the bullish action. We now have the list of Trend Leaders and the list of Trend Busters both growing nicely. We still have a lot of bullish Swing Signals but not quite as many as we had on the last few lists. With the Swing Signals decreasing and the Trend Leaders increasing, we now have the leaders and the laggers beginning to signal that the current up-trend is beginning to tire a bit.

Is it time to throw in the towel on this market? Not yet! We're in "climbing the wall of worry" mode and we could easily see stocks higher a week from now or a month from now.

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 may provide some good trading ideas.


Popular posts from this blog

Running TradeRadar on Windows 7 and Windows 8

Development of the original TradeRadar Stock Inspector software was begun back in the days before Windows 7 and Windows 8 were available.

As these newer versions of Windows have become more popular, we have heard from some users that they are having problems installing and running TradeRadar on their newer PCs.

The good news is that TradeRadar will work just fine on Windows 7 and Windows 8. All you have to do is adjust the Windows Compatibility Settings to ensure TradeRadar runs as intended.

It is recommended that you can apply Compatibility Settings when running the initial installation; however, it is also possible to apply Compatibility Settings after the program has been installed.

Prior to installation
After downloading the install program, go to the folder where you have stored the TradeRadarStkInsp_7_Setup.exe or TradeRadarStkInsp_7_PRO_Setup.exe executable. Right-click on the executable file and select Properties. Click the Compatibility tab. Adjust the Compatibility mode to …

Alert HQ has moved!

End of an era!

This site was started way back in 2006/2007 to showcase my blog posts and the Alert HQ buy signals and sell signals. Alert HQ grew to include other kinds of stock alerts including Swing Signals, Trend Busters, Trend Leaders, Cash Flow Kings and more.

In the meantime, I built a sister site, and I started using some of the same Alert HQ content over there. As a result, I am discontinuing the Alert HQ data here at

The good news, however, is that all the Alert HQ signals and stock screens are still completely free. In addition, the pages have been enhanced so that you can hover over a stock symbol and a small chart will pop up so you can get a quick look at the stock's recent price action. If you click on a symbol it will take you to a page with plenty of financial and technical analysis information (still free!) as well as a larger chart that you can play with in terms of adding or deleting indicators, moving averages, etc.

Click …

Durable Goods report for Sept just so-so but Computer segment is on fire

The Durable Goods advanced report for September 2011 was released on Wednesday.

I like to dig into the Durable Goods report because it can be useful for seeing how tech in aggregate is performing and how the sector may perform in the future. I always focus on two particular measures: shipments and new orders. Let's see how it played out last month.

Shipments -- 

I generally give less importance to Shipments since this is a backward looking measure reflecting orders that have been confirmed, manufactured and shipped. It's similar to earnings reports -- it's good to know but the data is in the past and we're more interested in the future. The following chart shows how September shipments looked for the overall tech sector:

Results for the overall tech sector were a bit weak but take a look at the next chart which tracks the Computers and related products segment:

Results here were actually quite good and, to make things even better, the previous month was revised upward.