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Industrials (^DJI):
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Nasdaq (^IXIC):
S&P500 (^GSPC):
As of 12/11/2017
24,386 56.87 0.2%
10,371 -31.68 -0.3%
763 4.90 0.6%
6,875 35.00 0.5%
2,660 8.49 0.3%
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23.4%
14.7%
15.6%
27.7%
18.8%
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24,600 or 23,500 by 12/15/2017
9,900 or 10,500 by 12/15/2017
800 or 750 by 12/15/2017
7,100 or 6,700 by 12/15/2017
2,725 or 2,575 by 12/15/2017

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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 12/08/2017. Listed from the best performing industry to the worst.

1. Trucking/Transp. Leasing:

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

2. Human Resources:

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

3. Homebuilding:

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

4. Apparel:

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

5. Securities Brokerage:

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

6. Retail Building Supply:

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

7. Chemical (Basic):

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

8. Aerospace/Defense:

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

9. Shoe:

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

10. Building Materials:

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

11. Machinery:

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

12. Insurance (Life):

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

13. Petroleum (Integrated):

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

14. Toiletries/Cosmetics:

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

15. Metal Fabricating:

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

16. Diversified Co.:

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

17. Retail (Special Lines):

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

18. None:

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

19. Computer Software and Svcs:

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

20. Semiconductor:

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

21. IT Services:

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

22. Electronics:

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

23. Petroleum (Producing):

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

24. Retail Store:

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

25. Long ETFs:

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

26. Packaging and Container:

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

27. Insurance (Diversified):

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

28. Biotechnology:

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

29. Chemical (Diversified):

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

30. Investment Co. (Domestic):

DBA, PHO, XLY, XLF, XLI, XLK

31. Telecom. Equipment:

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

32. Computers and Peripherals:

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

33. Medical Services:

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

34. Air Transport:

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

35. Electric Utility (East):

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

36. Natural Gas (Diversified):

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

37. Metals and Mining (Div.):

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

38. 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

39. E-Commerce:

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

40. Information Services:

ADS, CLGX, EFX, FDS, IT, MCO

41. Medical Supplies:

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

42. Electric Utility (Central):

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

43. Natural Gas (Distributor):

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

44. Semiconductor Cap Equip.:

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

45. Oilfield Svcs/Equipment:

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

46. Precision Instrument:

BMI, CGNX, DHR, ESL, TMO, WAT

47. Insurance (Prop/Casualty):

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

48. Internet:

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

49. Cement and Aggregates:

CX, CRH, EXP, MLM, SUM, VMC

50. Furn/Home Furnishings:

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

51. Electric Utility (West):

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

52. Food Processing:

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

53. Advertising:

HHS, IPG, LAMR, MCHX, OMC, YUME

54. Household Products:

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

55. Chemical (Specialty):

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

56. Drug:

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

57. Short ETFs:

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

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