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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 12/19/2014
17,805 26.65 0.1%
8,989 36.12 0.4%
613 -0.16 0.0%
4,765 16.98 0.4%
2,071 9.42 0.5%
YTD
7.4%
21.5%
25.1%
14.1%
12.0%
Tom's Targets    Overview: 12/12/2014
18,000 or 16,900 by 01/01/2015
9,300 or 8,500 by 01/01/2015
625 or 580 by 01/01/2015
4,800 or 4,500 by 01/01/2015
2,080 or 1,950 by 01/01/2015
Wilder RSI: -0.1%

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 12/19/2014. Listed from the best performing industry to the worst.

1. Biotechnology:

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

2. Medical Supplies:

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

3. Drug:

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

4. Air Transport:

ALK, EXPD, FDX, JBLU, LUV, UPS

5. Securities Brokerage:

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

6. E-Commerce:

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

7. Electric Utility (West):

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

8. Retail Store:

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

9. Long ETFs:

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

10. Shoe:

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

11. Aerospace/Defense:

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

12. Semiconductor:

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

13. Information Services:

ADS, CEB, EFX, IT, MCO, ABCO

14. Electric Utility (East):

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

15. Computer Software and Svcs:

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

16. Packaging and Container:

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

17. Retail Building Supply:

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

18. Insurance (Prop/Casualty):

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

19. None:

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

20. Electric Utility (Central):

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

21. Apparel:

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

22. Trucking/Transp. Leasing:

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

23. Chemical (Specialty):

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

24. Furn/Home Furnishings:

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

25. Food Processing:

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

26. Semiconductor Cap Equip.:

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

27. Advertising:

GSOL, HHS, IPG, LAMR, MWW, OMC

28. Chemical (Basic):

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

29. Precision Instrument:

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

30. Computers and Peripherals:

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

31. Human Resources:

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

32. Investment Co. (Domestic):

DBA, PHO, XLY, XLF, XLI, XLK

33. Chemical (Diversified):

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

34. Insurance (Life):

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

35. Household Products:

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

36. Insurance (Diversified):

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

37. Diversified Co.:

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

38. Retail (Special Lines):

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

39. Building Materials:

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

40. Homebuilding:

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

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. Internet:

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

44. Machinery:

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

45. Metals and Mining (Div.):

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

46. Toiletries/Cosmetics:

AVP, RDEN, EL, IPAR, RGS

47. Cement and Aggregates:

CX, CRH, EXP, MLM, VMC

48. 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

49. Short ETFs:

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

50. Metal Fabricating:

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

51. Petroleum (Integrated):

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

52. Natural Gas (Diversified):

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

53. Oilfield Svcs/Equipment:

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

54. Petroleum (Producing):

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

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