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Industrials (^DJI):
Transports (^DJT):
Utilities (^DJU):
Nasdaq (^IXIC):
S&P500 (^GSPC):
As of 05/26/2017
21,080 -2.67 0.0%
9,176 12.36 0.1%
720 -0.08 0.0%
6,210 4.93 0.1%
2,416 0.75 0.0%
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6.7%
1.5%
9.2%
15.4%
7.9%
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21,400 or 20,450 by 06/01/2017
9,500 or 8,700 by 06/01/2017
730 or 700 by 06/15/2017
6,350 or 6,000 by 06/01/2017
2,450 or 2,375 by 06/15/2017

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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 05/26/2017. Listed from the best performing industry to the worst.

1. Semiconductor Cap Equip.:

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

2. Semiconductor:

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

3. Medical Supplies:

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

4. Internet:

AMZN, EBAY, FFIV, GOOGL, JCOM, NFLX, PCLN, STMP, TZOO, VRSN, YHOO, FDN

5. Precision Instrument:

BMI, CGNX, DHR, ESL, TMO, WAT

6. Computers and Peripherals:

AAPL, CSCO, EFII, EMR, BGC, NTAP, ZBRA

7. Medical Services:

AXDX, AMED, ANTM, CNC, ESRX, NVTA, LH, MDSO, PETS, PMC, DGX, WOOF

8. Electronics:

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

9. Homebuilding:

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

10. 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

11. Computer Software and Svcs:

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

12. Long ETFs:

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

13. E-Commerce:

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

14. Electric Utility (West):

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

15. Diversified Co.:

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

16. Electric Utility (Central):

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

17. Electric Utility (East):

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

18. Packaging and Container:

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

19. Household Products:

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

20. Aerospace/Defense:

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

21. Drug:

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

22. Insurance (Diversified):

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

23. Insurance (Prop/Casualty):

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

24. Information Services:

ADS, CLGX, EFX, FDS, IT, MCO, ABCO

25. Investment Co. (Domestic):

DBA, PHO, XLY, XLF, XLI, XLK

26. None:

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

27. IT Services:

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

28. Human Resources:

AMN, CDI, CCRN, NSP, KELYA, MAN, ASGN, RHI

29. Machinery:

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

30. Chemical (Diversified):

ACET, APD, ALB, BRC, CBT, EMN, IPI, MON, MOS, POT, PPG, PX

31. Chemical (Specialty):

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

32. Chemical (Basic):

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

33. Natural Gas (Distributor):

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

34. Biotechnology:

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

35. Advertising:

GSOL, HHS, IPG, LAMR, MCHX, OMC, YUME

36. Air Transport:

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

37. Metals and Mining (Div.):

CENX, WIRE, FCX, HL, KALU, SCCO, IYM, SLV, GLD

38. Securities Brokerage:

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

39. Food Processing:

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

40. Metal Fabricating:

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

41. Retail Building Supply:

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

42. Cement and Aggregates:

CX, CRH, EXP, MLM, SUM, VMC

43. Insurance (Life):

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

44. Toiletries/Cosmetics:

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

45. Telecom. Equipment:

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

46. Building Materials:

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

47. Shoe:

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

48. Natural Gas (Diversified):

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

49. Petroleum (Integrated):

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

50. Retail (Special Lines):

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

51. Retail Store:

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

52. Trucking/Transp. Leasing:

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

53. Short ETFs:

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

54. Oilfield Svcs/Equipment:

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

55. Petroleum (Producing):

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

56. Furn/Home Furnishings:

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

57. Apparel:

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

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