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Industrials (^DJI):
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S&P500 (^GSPC):
As of 02/22/2018
24,962 164.70 0.7%
10,429 56.81 0.5%
668 3.38 0.5%
7,210 -8.14 -0.1%
2,704 2.63 0.1%
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-7.6%
4.4%
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25,900 or 23,800 by 03/01/2018
10,850 or 9,800 by 03/01/2018
640 or 685 by 03/01/2018
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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 02/16/2018. Listed from the best performing industry to the worst.

1. Human Resources:

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

2. Shoe:

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

3. Petroleum (Producing):

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

4. Semiconductor:

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

5. Building Materials:

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

6. Apparel:

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

7. Retail (Special Lines):

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

8. Securities Brokerage:

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

9. Financial Services:

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

10. Retail Building Supply:

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

11. Aerospace/Defense:

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

12. Trucking/Transp. Leasing:

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

13. Retail Store:

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

14. IT Services:

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

15. Computer Software and Svcs:

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

16. Toiletries/Cosmetics:

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

17. Internet:

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

18. Machinery:

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

19. Computers and Peripherals:

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

20. Homebuilding:

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

21. Chemical (Basic):

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

22. Metals and Mining (Div.):

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

23. Oilfield Svcs/Equipment:

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

24. Semiconductor Cap Equip.:

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

25. Investment Co. (Domestic):

DBA, PHO, XLY, XLF, XLI, XLK

26. Diversified Co.:

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

27. Telecom. Equipment:

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

28. None:

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

29. Long ETFs:

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

30. Electronics:

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

31. Medical Services:

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

32. Petroleum (Integrated):

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

33. Precision Instrument:

BMI, CGNX, DHR, ESL, TMO, WAT

34. Metal Fabricating:

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

35. Information Services:

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

36. Medical Supplies:

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

37. E-Commerce:

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

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. Chemical (Diversified):

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

40. Cement and Aggregates:

CX, CRH, EXP, MLM, SUM, VMC

41. Insurance (Life):

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

42. Biotechnology:

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

43. Drug:

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

44. Packaging and Container:

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

45. Air Transport:

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

46. Chemical (Specialty):

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

47. Advertising:

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

48. Food Processing:

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

49. Insurance (Diversified):

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

50. Insurance (Prop/Casualty):

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

51. Healthcare Information:

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

52. Natural Gas (Distributor):

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

53. Electric Utility (East):

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

54. Natural Gas (Diversified):

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

55. Household Products:

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

56. Furn/Home Furnishings:

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

57. Electric Utility (Central):

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

58. Electric Utility (West):

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

59. Short ETFs:

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

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