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Industrials (^DJI):
Transports (^DJT):
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Nasdaq (^IXIC):
S&P500 (^GSPC):
As of 07/25/2014
16,961 -123.23 -0.7%
8,428 -38.45 -0.5%
557 -4.06 -0.7%
4,450 -22.55 -0.5%
1,978 -9.64 -0.5%
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2.3%
13.9%
13.4%
6.5%
7.0%
Tom's Targets    Overview: 07/15/2014
17,300 or 16,500 by 08/01/2014
8,700 or 8,150 by 08/15/2014
575 or 535 by 08/01/2014
4,500 or 4,250 by 08/01/2014
2,050 or 1,900 by 08/01/2014
Mutt Winners: None YTD

Written and copyright © 2008-2013 by Thomas N. Bulkowski. All rights reserved.

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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 07/25/2014. Listed from the best performing industry to the worst.

1. Petroleum (Producing):

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

2. Shoe:

BWS, CROX, DECK, ICON, NKE, SKX, WWW

3. Natural Gas (Distributor):

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

4. Petroleum (Integrated):

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

5. Cement and Aggregates:

CX, CRH, EXP, MLM, VMC

6. Long ETFs:

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

7. Oilfield Svcs/Equipment:

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

8. Computers and Peripherals:

AAPL, ARUN, CSCO, EFII, EMC, EMR, ELX, BGC, LXK, NTAP, ZBRA

9. Trucking/Transp. Leasing:

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

10. Electric Utility (Central):

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

11. Electric Utility (West):

BKH, EIX, HE, IDA, TEG, PCG, PNW, POR, XEL

12. 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

13. Air Transport:

ALK, EXPD, FDX, JBLU, LUV, UPS

14. Natural Gas (Diversified):

GAS, ATO, COG, DVN, EGN, EQT, NFG, NFX, OKE, STR, SWN, UNG

15. Semiconductor Cap Equip.:

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

16. Chemical (Diversified):

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

17. Chemical (Basic):

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

18. Retail Store:

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

19. None:

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

20. Electric Utility (East):

AES, ED, D, DUK, EXC, FE, NEE, PEG, SO, TE, UIL

21. Semiconductor:

AEIS, AMD, ANAD, CREE, CY, FORM, IDTI, INTC, IRF, MU, NVDA, QLGC, RFMD, SUNE, TXN, SOXX, SMH

22. Chemical (Specialty):

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

23. Packaging and Container:

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

24. Insurance (Life):

AEL, AGO, FFG, GNW, LNC, MET, PL, PRU, SFG, UAM

25. Telecom. Equipment:

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

26. Biotechnology:

AGN, ABC, AMGN, ANIK, ARWR, BIIB, BMRN, CELG, CRL, DNDN, GILD, ILMN, JAZZ, MNKD, MDVN, MYGN, PDLI, PRAN, TECH, VRTX, VVUS, BBH, IBB, PBE

27. Investment Co. (Domestic):

DBA, PHO, XLY, XLF, XLI, XLK

28. Drug:

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

29. Metals and Mining (Div.):

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

30. Insurance (Prop/Casualty):

ALL, AIG, ACGL, AXS, CB, CINF, CNA, RE, HIG, L, PRE, PGR, TRV, WRB

31. Food Processing:

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

32. Diversified Co.:

MMM, CR, GY, GE, HSC, ROK, SXI, TFX, TXT, UTX

33. Machinery:

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

34. Insurance (Diversified):

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

35. Advertising:

CNVR, GSOL, HHS, IPG, LAMR, MWW, OMC

36. Aerospace/Defense:

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

37. Information Services:

ADS, CEB, EFX, IT, MCO, ABCO

38. Apparel:

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

39. Computer Software and Svcs:

ACXM, ADP, CSC, CVG, CSGS, FIS, FISV, GPN, PAYX, PAY

40. Precision Instrument:

BMI, CKP, CGNX, DHR, ESL, NEWP, PLXS, TMO, WAT

41. Retail (Special Lines):

ANN, BBBY, BBY, BBW, CBK, CONN, GME, HGG, MW, PETS, ROST, WSM

42. Securities Brokerage:

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

43. Medical Supplies:

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

44. Household Products:

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

45. Internet:

AMZN, ELNK, EBAY, FFIV, GOOG, JCOM, PCLN, STMP, TZOO, UNTD, VRSN, YHOO

46. Human Resources:

AHS, CDI, CCRN, HSON, NSP, KELYA, MAN, ASGN, RHI

47. Furn/Home Furnishings:

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

48. Metal Fabricating:

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

49. Building Materials:

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

50. Toiletries/Cosmetics:

AVP, RDEN, EL, IPAR, RGS

51. E-Commerce:

AKAM, CHKP, CNQR, DRIV, FB, INFA, N, OTEX, RAX, SLH, TIBX

52. Homebuilding:

BZH, DHI, HOV, KBH, LEN, MHO, MDC, PHM, RYL, SPF, TOL, ITB

53. Retail Building Supply:

BECN, BLDR, FAST, HD, LOW, LL, TSCO, WSO

54. Short ETFs:

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

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