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Bulkowski's Relative Strength Rank

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Industrials (^DJI):
Transports (^DJT):
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Nasdaq (^IXIC):
S&P500 (^GSPC):
As of 05/22/2015
18,232 -53.72 -0.3%
8,482 -68.97 -0.8%
588 -1.09 -0.2%
5,089 -1.43 0.0%
2,126 -4.76 -0.2%
YTD
2.3%
-7.2%
-4.8%
7.5%
3.3%
Tom's Targets    Overview: 05/14/2015
18,600 or 17,700 by 06/01/2015
9,000 or 8,200 by 06/01/2015
610 or 565 by 06/01/2015
5,200 or 4,825 by 06/01/2015
2,150 or 2,050 by 06/01/2015
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 05/22/2015. Listed from the best performing industry to the worst.

1. Human Resources:

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

2. Biotechnology:

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

3. Retail Building Supply:

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

4. Furn/Home Furnishings:

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

5. Drug:

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

6. Toiletries/Cosmetics:

AVP, RDEN, EL, IPAR, RGS

7. Cement and Aggregates:

CX, CRH, EXP, MLM, VMC

8. Chemical (Basic):

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

9. Packaging and Container:

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

10. Computers and Peripherals:

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

11. Securities Brokerage:

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

12. Computer Software and Svcs:

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

13. Information Services:

ADS, CEB, EFX, IT, MCO, ABCO

14. Internet:

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

15. Semiconductor:

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

16. Chemical (Specialty):

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

17. Building Materials:

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

18. Precision Instrument:

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

19. Retail (Special Lines):

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

20. Long ETFs:

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

21. Aerospace/Defense:

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

22. Diversified Co.:

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

23. Shoe:

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

24. Advertising:

GSOL, HHS, IPG, LAMR, MWW, OMC

25. Insurance (Life):

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

26. Insurance (Diversified):

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

27. Household Products:

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

28. Insurance (Prop/Casualty):

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

29. Homebuilding:

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

30. Medical Supplies:

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

31. E-Commerce:

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

32. Food Processing:

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

33. Air Transport:

ALK, EXPD, FDX, JBLU, LUV, UPS

34. Retail Store:

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

35. Investment Co. (Domestic):

DBA, PHO, XLY, XLF, XLI, XLK

36. 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

37. Metals and Mining (Div.):

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

38. None:

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

39. Telecom. Equipment:

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

40. Chemical (Diversified):

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

41. Electric Utility (East):

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

42. Natural Gas (Distributor):

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

43. Electric Utility (West):

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

44. Electric Utility (Central):

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

45. Trucking/Transp. Leasing:

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

46. Machinery:

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

47. Metal Fabricating:

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

48. Semiconductor Cap Equip.:

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

49. Petroleum (Integrated):

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

50. Apparel:

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

51. Natural Gas (Diversified):

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

52. Short ETFs:

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

53. Petroleum (Producing):

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

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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