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Bulkowski's Relative Strength Rank

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Industrials (^DJI):
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Nasdaq (^IXIC):
S&P500 (^GSPC):
As of 04/24/2015
18,080 21.45 0.1%
8,880 -24.51 -0.3%
598 6.29 1.1%
5,092 36.02 0.7%
2,118 4.76 0.2%
YTD
1.4%
-2.8%
-3.3%
7.5%
2.9%
Tom's Targets    Overview: 04/14/2015
18,300 or 17,500 by 05/01/2015
9,000 or 8,200 by 05/01/2015
615 or 565 by 05/01/2015
5,250 or 5,000 by 05/15/2015
2,150 or 2,025 by 05/01/2015
Mutt Losers: 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 04/24/2015. Listed from the best performing industry to the worst.

1. Human Resources:

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

2. Drug:

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

3. Retail Building Supply:

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

4. Biotechnology:

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

5. Information Services:

ADS, CEB, EFX, IT, MCO, ABCO

6. Furn/Home Furnishings:

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

7. Computer Software and Svcs:

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

8. Advertising:

GSOL, HHS, IPG, LAMR, MWW, OMC

9. Semiconductor:

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

10. E-Commerce:

AKAM, CHKP, FB, INFA, N, OTEX, RAX, SLH

11. Building Materials:

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

12. Chemical (Basic):

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

13. Retail Store:

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

14. Long ETFs:

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

15. Retail (Special Lines):

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

16. Internet:

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

17. Chemical (Specialty):

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

18. Aerospace/Defense:

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

19. Computers and Peripherals:

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

20. Securities Brokerage:

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

21. Packaging and Container:

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

22. Medical Supplies:

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

23. Cement and Aggregates:

CX, CRH, EXP, MLM, VMC

24. Air Transport:

ALK, EXPD, FDX, JBLU, LUV, UPS

25. Precision Instrument:

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

26. Shoe:

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

27. Homebuilding:

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

28. Insurance (Prop/Casualty):

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

29. Insurance (Life):

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

30. Diversified Co.:

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

31. None:

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

32. Household Products:

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

33. Investment Co. (Domestic):

DBA, PHO, XLY, XLF, XLI, XLK

34. Insurance (Diversified):

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

35. Apparel:

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

36. Electric Utility (West):

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

37. Trucking/Transp. Leasing:

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

38. Toiletries/Cosmetics:

AVP, RDEN, EL, IPAR, RGS

39. Chemical (Diversified):

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

40. Food Processing:

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

41. Natural Gas (Distributor):

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

42. Telecom. Equipment:

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

43. 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

44. Electric Utility (East):

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

45. Electric Utility (Central):

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

46. Petroleum (Integrated):

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

47. Metals and Mining (Div.):

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

48. Natural Gas (Diversified):

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

49. Semiconductor Cap Equip.:

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

50. Machinery:

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

51. Metal Fabricating:

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

52. Petroleum (Producing):

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

53. Short ETFs:

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

54. Oilfield Svcs/Equipment:

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

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