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Industrials (^DJI):
Transports (^DJT):
Utilities (^DJU):
Nasdaq (^IXIC):
S&P500 (^GSPC):
As of 03/23/2017
20,657 -4.72 0.0%
8,936 -51.04 -0.6%
703 -1.87 -0.3%
5,818 -3.95 -0.1%
2,346 -2.49 -0.1%
YTD
4.5%
-1.2%
6.5%
8.1%
4.8%
Tom's Targets    Overview: 03/14/2017
21,250 or 20,600 by 04/15/2017
9,500 or 8,700 by 04/15/2017
675 or 715 by 04/01/2017
5,950 or 5,650 by 04/15/2017
2,425 or 2,325 by 04/15/2017
Mutt Losers: None YTD
Mutt Winners: None YTD

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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 03/17/2017. Listed from the best performing industry to the worst.

1. Securities Brokerage:

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

2. Human Resources:

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

3. Semiconductor Cap Equip.:

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

4. Semiconductor:

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

5. Electronics:

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

6. Insurance (Life):

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

7. Metal Fabricating:

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

8. Air Transport:

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

9. Chemical (Basic):

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

10. Aerospace/Defense:

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

11. Computers and Peripherals:

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

12. Building Materials:

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

13. Trucking/Transp. Leasing:

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

14. Cement and Aggregates:

CX, CRH, EXP, MLM, SUM, VMC

15. Internet:

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

16. Insurance (Prop/Casualty):

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

17. Machinery:

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

18. Homebuilding:

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

19. Diversified Co.:

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

20. Retail Building Supply:

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

21. Insurance (Diversified):

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

22. None:

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

23. E-Commerce:

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

24. Chemical (Specialty):

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

25. Natural Gas (Distributor):

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

26. Precision Instrument:

BMI, CGNX, DHR, ESL, TMO, WAT

27. Long ETFs:

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

28. Medical Services:

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

29. Drug:

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

30. Oilfield Svcs/Equipment:

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

31. Computer Software and Svcs:

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

32. Investment Co. (Domestic):

DBA, PHO, XLY, XLF, XLI, XLK

33. Advertising:

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

34. IT Services:

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

35. Chemical (Diversified):

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

36. Metals and Mining (Div.):

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

37. 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

38. Electric Utility (Central):

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

39. Information Services:

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

40. Medical Supplies:

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

41. Electric Utility (West):

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

42. Telecom. Equipment:

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

43. Food Processing:

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

44. Household Products:

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

45. Petroleum (Integrated):

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

46. Packaging and Container:

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

47. Electric Utility (East):

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

48. Shoe:

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

49. Retail (Special Lines):

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

50. Petroleum (Producing):

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

51. Retail Store:

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

52. Toiletries/Cosmetics:

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

53. Biotechnology:

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

54. Natural Gas (Diversified):

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

55. Furn/Home Furnishings:

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

56. Apparel:

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

57. Short ETFs:

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

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