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Industrials (^DJI):
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Nasdaq (^IXIC):
S&P500 (^GSPC):
As of 01/18/2019
24,706 336.25 1.4%
10,012 255.31 2.6%
707 1.18 0.2%
7,157 72.77 1.0%
2,671 34.75 1.3%
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5.9%
9.2%
-0.9%
7.9%
6.5%
Tom's Targets    Overview: 01/14/2019
24,800 or 22,800 by 02/01/2019
10,100 or 8,850 by 02/01/2019
740 or 680 by 02/01/2019
6,600 or 7,300 by 02/01/2019
2,740 or 2,565 by 02/01/2019

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This page shows the industry relative strength rankings for all of the stocks and industries that I follow on a daily basis. This gives you not only the relative performance of the industries, but the entire list of stocks that fill my portfolio (no, I do not own them all...I usually hold less than 10 issues).

For information on why industry relative strength is so important, see Industry Relative Strength. A rank of 1 is the best performing industry, and it is listed first, below, followed by the list of stocks comprising the industry. Since industry relative strength information is rare, I will update the list once a week, after Friday's close. Not all of the industries shown below were included in the industry relative strength research study. Excluded were ETFs (Investment Co. (foreign and domestic) and any market index or average.

Relative Strength Rank: Download Information

Note: Several of the files below have not been updated with symbol information. For the most current list of stocks, you can download the RSStocks.xls file. The symbols are listed on the far right of the sheet (column O, unless it moved). If you do not own Excel, then you can get the list from here, which is the same as the Industry Performance list of stocks below, except that it is formatted in html. If you need the symbols ONLY, then I can provide it, but be sure you reference this web page in your email, otherwise I will likely send you back here. Email me.

For the symbols used in the chart pattern indicator, they are updated as the list changes and are available/discussed in #5 below.


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1. Tom Helget (email THelget@aol.com) has put together several files to make downloading stocks in the industry list easier. The first is a spreadsheet that updates the quote information automatically to generate the industry strength list. It uses XLQ (http://www.qmatix.com/XLQ.htm) add-on for Excel to collect the data from Yahoo. The file has not been updated for recent symbol additions. See the above Note.

2a. Tom Helget has another file for MLDownloader (.mld extension). It is a list of symbols to make downloading the industry files for MLDownloader easier. The file is contained in a zip file with item 2b, below. The file has not been updated for recent symbol additions. See the above Note.

2b. Tom built a comma separated values (.csv) file that lists the stocks used in my database. Along with 2a above, it is located in a compressed file here: RSFiles.zip. The .csv file is a text file compatible with Excel/word processor/spreadsheet programs. The file has not been updated for recent symbol additions. See the above Note.

3. The next file is an Excel spreadsheet showing industry performance over the prior day, week, month, 3, and 6 months. You can download it by clicking here. I update it weekly.

4. The last file is an Excel spreadsheet showing a list of stock performance over the prior day, week, month, 3, and 6 months. You can download it by clicking here. I update it weekly.

5. The most recent list of symbols used in the chart pattern indicator can be downloaded from the list or viewed here, including changes to the list.

Relative Strength Rank: Industry Performance

Listed from the best performing industry to the worst.

-- Thomas Bulkowski

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Information was updated on 01/18/2019. Listed from the best performing industry to the worst.

1. Precision Instrument:

BMI, CGNX, DHR, ESL, TMO, WAT

2. Household Products:

CHD, CLX, CL, KMB, NWL, PG, IYK, XLP

3. Short ETFs:

DOG, DXD, PSQ, QID, SH, SDS, SMN, SKF, DUG, SRS

4. Electric Utility (Central):

AEE, AEP, CNP, DTE, EVRG, MGEE, NI, OGE, IDU, XLU

5. Electric Utility (East):

AES, ED, D, DUK, EXC, FE, NEE, PPL, PEG, SO

6. Computer Software and Svcs:

ADBE, ADSK, CDNS, FIS, FEYE, FTNT, GPN, INTU, RAMP, MSFT, PANW, RHT, SYMC, SNPS, TDC

7. Shoe:

BOOT, CAL, CROX, DECK, NKE, RCKY, SKX, WWW

8. Advertising:

HHS, IPG, LAMR, MCHX, MDCA, OMC, OUT

9. Financial Services:

AXP, DFS, EZPW, MA, PYPL, V, WU

10. Insurance (Diversified):

AFL, AON, AIZ, CNO, PFG, TMK, UNM

11. Healthcare Information:

EVH, HQY, INOV, MDSO, NXGN, OMCL, PINC, TDOC, VEEV

12. Chemical (Specialty):

BCPC, FOE, NEU, PKE, POL, KWR, TG

13. Packaging and Container:

ATR, AVY, BLL, BMS, BERY, CCK, PKG, SEE, SLGN

14. Machinery:

CMCO, CMI, CW, DOV, FLS, GGG, HURC, IEX

15. Insurance (Life):

AEL, AGO, FFG, GNW, LNC, PRU, RGA

16. Drug:

ALKS, BMY, IDXX, INCY, LLY, MRK, MYL, PFE, TEVA, IHE, PJP, XLV

17. Food Processing:

ADM, BG, CALM, CPB, CAG, FDP, GIS, HSY, K, LANC

18. Toiletries/Cosmetics:

AVP, COTY, EL, HELE, IPAR, NUS, RGS, REV

19. Biotechnology:

ABC, AMGN, ANIK, BIIB, BMRN, CELG, CRL, GILD, ILMN, JAZZ, MYGN, PDLI, TECH, VRTX, IBB, PBE

20. Insurance (Prop/Casualty):

ALL, AFG, AIG, ACGL, AXS, CINF, CNA, RE, THG, HIG, L, ORI, PGR, RLI, SIGI, TRV, WRB

21. None:

^DJU, ^DJT, ^DJI, ^IXIC, ^GSPC

22. Medical Supplies:

ABT, BAX, BIO, XRAY, HSIC, HOLX, ISRG, IVC, JNJ, MDT, OMI, PDCO, SRDX, IHI

23. Natural Gas (Distributor):

CLNE, EOG, NJR, SWX, SR, UGI, WMB

24. IT Services:

ACN, ACIW, DOX, ADP, CACI, CTSH, CSGS, FICO, FISV, JKHY, MANH, PAYX, SEIC, NOW

25. Investment Co. (Foreign):

FXI, EWA, EWO, EWK, EWZ, EWC, ECH, EEM, EWQ, EWG, EWH, EIS, EWI, EWJ, EWM, EWW, EPP, EWS, EZA, EWY, EWP, EWD, EWL, EWT, THD, EWU, IEV, IXC, IXN, ILF, MXI

26. Long ETFs:

DDM, ICF, IYH, IHF, IAT, TUR, QLD, PEJ, QQQ, SSO, SPY

27. Investment Co. (Domestic):

DBA, PHO, XLY, XLF, XLI, XLK

28. Medical Services:

AXDX, AMED, ANTM, CNC, NVTA, LH, PETS, DGX

29. Computers and Peripherals:

AAPL, CSCO, EFII, EMR, NTAP, ZBRA

30. Retail Store:

BIG, COST, DDS, JCP, KSS, M, JWN, TGT, TJX, TUES, WMT, IYC, XRT

31. Electric Utility (West):

AVA, BKH, EIX, EE, HE, IDA, PCG, PNW, POR, SRE, XEL

32. Chemical (Diversified):

ACET, APD, ALB, BRC, CBT, EMN, IPI, MOS, PPG

33. Metal Fabricating:

BOOM, ITW, KMT, LAWS, MLI, TKR, VMI

34. Metals and Mining (Div.):

CENX, CLF, WIRE, FCX, HL, KALU, MTRN, SCCO, SLCA, IYM, SLV, GLD

35. Semiconductor Cap Equip.:

AMAT, BRKS, KLAC, KLIC, LRCX, RMBS, SMTC, TER, XLNX

36. Diversified Co.:

MMM, AJRD, CR, GE, HSC, PICO, ROK, SXI, TFX, TXT, UTX

37. Human Resources:

AMN, CCRN, HSII, NSP, KELYA, KFRC, MAN, ASGN, RHI

38. Internet:

AABA, AMZN, BKNG, EBAY, FFIV, GOOGL, JCOM, NFLX, STMP, TZOO, VRSN, FDN

39. Aerospace/Defense:

AA, BA, FLIR, GD, HON, LMT, NOC, RTN, ITA, PPA, XAR

40. Furn/Home Furnishings:

AYI, BSET, ETH, HNI, TILE, KBAL, LZB, LEG, MLHR, SCS, TPX

41. Chemical (Basic):

ASH, CE, CF, FMC, OLN, SMG, SHW, WLK

42. Telecom. Equipment:

ADTN, ARRS, CIEN, CMTL, GLW, HLIT, HRS, INFN, NTGR, QCOM, IYZ

43. Securities Brokerage:

ETFC, GS, IBKR, MS, RJF, SCHW, AMTD, IAI

44. E-Commerce:

AKAM, CHKP, CSOD, EIGI, FB, OTEX, CRM

45. Electronics:

DDD, APH, AXE, ARW, CLS, CTS, FLEX, GPRO, ITGR, PLXS, ROG, SSYS, VC, QTEC, BOTZ, ROBO

46. Trucking/Transp. Leasing:

ARCB, FWRD, HTLD, HUBG, JBHT, MRTN, SAIA, WERN

47. Information Services:

ADS, CLGX, EFX, FDS, IT, MCO, WEX

48. Air Transport:

ATSG, ALK, ERA, EXPD, FDX, JBLU, LUV, UPS

49. Petroleum (Integrated):

CVX, COP, XOM, MRO, MUR, VLO, IYE, IEO, IGE, XLE

50. Retail Building Supply:

BECN, BLDR, CBPX, FAST, HD, IBP, LOW, PATK, TSCO, WSO

51. Building Materials:

AMWD, APOG, AWI, FRD, GFF, HAYN, IIIN, LXU, MAS, NCS, NWPX, TREX, USG, XLB

52. Natural Gas (Diversified):

ATO, COG, DVN, EQT, NFG, NFX, SWN, UNG

53. Homebuilding:

BZH, DHI, HOV, KBH, LEN, MHO, MDC, PHM, TOL, ITB, XHB

54. Apparel:

ANF, AEO, ASNA, CHS, GPS, GES, HBI, LB, NWY, OXM, RL, SMRT, TPR, VFC

55. Semiconductor:

AEIS, AMD, CREE, CY, FORM, IDTI, INTC, MU, NVDA, TXN, SOXX, SMH

56. Retail (Special Lines):

BBBY, BBY, BBW, CONN, GME, ROST, TLRD, WSM

57. Petroleum (Producing):

APC, APA, CLR, HP, NBL, OXY, USO

58. Cement and Aggregates:

CX, CRH, EXP, MLM, SUM, VMC

59. Oilfield Svcs/Equipment:

DO, DRQ, ESV, MTRX, NBR, NOV, NE, PTEN, PES, RDC, RES, SLB, RIG, IEZ, PXJ

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Written by and copyright © 2005-2019 by Thomas N. Bulkowski. All rights reserved. Disclaimer: You alone are responsible for your investment decisions. See Privacy/Disclaimer for more information. Some pattern names are the registered trademarks of their respective owners. Wrinkled was not one of the things I wanted to be when I grew up.