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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 09/19/2014
17,280 13.75 0.1%
8,634 -42.36 -0.5%
557 4.11 0.7%
4,580 -13.64 -0.3%
2,010 -0.96 0.0%
YTD
4.2%
16.7%
13.5%
9.7%
8.8%
Tom's Targets    Overview: 09/12/2014
17,500 or 17,000 by 10/01/2014
8,900 or 8,300 by 10/01/2014
530 or 570 by 10/01/2014
4,450 or 4,800 by 10/01/2014
2,050 or 1,960 by 10/01/2014
Wilder RSI: -0.8%

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 09/19/2014. Listed from the best performing industry to the worst.

1. Shoe:

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

2. Air Transport:

ALK, EXPD, FDX, JBLU, LUV, UPS

3. Natural Gas (Distributor):

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

4. Retail Store:

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

5. Long ETFs:

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

6. Semiconductor Cap Equip.:

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

7. Trucking/Transp. Leasing:

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

8. 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

9. None:

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

10. Computers and Peripherals:

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

11. Petroleum (Producing):

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

12. Aerospace/Defense:

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

13. Petroleum (Integrated):

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

14. Insurance (Prop/Casualty):

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

15. 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

16. Securities Brokerage:

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

17. Chemical (Basic):

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

18. Electric Utility (Central):

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

19. Semiconductor:

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

20. Building Materials:

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

21. Electric Utility (West):

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

22. Electric Utility (East):

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

23. Food Processing:

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

24. Insurance (Life):

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

25. Cement and Aggregates:

CX, CRH, EXP, MLM, VMC

26. Retail (Special Lines):

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

27. Diversified Co.:

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

28. Metals and Mining (Div.):

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

29. Machinery:

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

30. Investment Co. (Domestic):

DBA, PHO, XLY, XLF, XLI, XLK

31. Chemical (Diversified):

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

32. Medical Supplies:

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

33. Apparel:

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

34. Drug:

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

35. Telecom. Equipment:

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

36. Packaging and Container:

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

37. Insurance (Diversified):

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

38. Natural Gas (Diversified):

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

39. E-Commerce:

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

40. Advertising:

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

41. Chemical (Specialty):

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

42. Precision Instrument:

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

43. Household Products:

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

44. Computer Software and Svcs:

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

45. Metal Fabricating:

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

46. Oilfield Svcs/Equipment:

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

47. Furn/Home Furnishings:

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

48. Homebuilding:

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

49. Internet:

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

50. Human Resources:

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

51. Toiletries/Cosmetics:

AVP, RDEN, EL, IPAR, RGS

52. Information Services:

ADS, CEB, EFX, IT, MCO, ABCO

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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