Stocks that are Bucking the Down Trend in the Markets

Tom Gentile

Posted in Daily Report

By: Tom Gentile on April 26th, 2022 • 3 mins read

Right now, there is One Word for Stock Market Behavior

One word comes to mind when a view of the charts of the Dow Jones Industrial Average, the NASDAQ and or the S&P 500… and that word is Timber!!!!!!!!!!!

Meaning the stock market indices are falling like a lumberjack falls trees in a forest.

Take a look…

I am showing charts on the ETF that tracks the bigger index. DIA is an ETF that tracks the Dow, QQQ tracks the NASDAQ 100, SPY tracks the S&P500.

DIA
DIA
QQQ
QQQ
SPY
SPY

With all this downward price action is there a reason to go long ANY security?

If you still like to be long some stocks for whatever reason and you maybe aren’t that familiar or comfortable with going short stock or going long Put options, one thing to consider is finding stocks that are showing strength, (Relative Strength).

Stocks Showing Relative Strength

Relative Strength is a type of analysis used valuing one security over another. It is where one assesses how stocks or other investments have performed relative to the market as a whole or to a relevant benchmark.

For example, a relative strength investor would look at a security or batch of securities / sector to see if it is outperforming the Nasdaq Composite Index or S&P 500 index.

When a security is up a large percentage compares to the percentage that larger benchmark index is performing that shows the security has Relative Strength.

If you go with the adage from founder of the Investor Business Daily William J. O’Neil which is strength begets more strength (not that he is quoted as saying that, but his strategy of considering investments in stocks at or near their 52-week high is based on that premise as we understand it).

Stocks at or Near Their 52-Week High

My tools www.tomsoptiontools.com can scan for stock at a percentage of their 52-week high or low.

I like to look for stocks that are holding up well against an overall market drop.

This tells me they are holding up even though there is a bunch of selling going on in other securities and parts of the market.

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In my tools, go to Stocks > Stock Analysis > Hi/Low
A list of the first 10 stocks that are at or near their 52-week high
Here is a list of the first 10 that are at or near their 52-week high

This software is not meant to be used as a means to find recommendations on what to invest in or which options to trade.

It is, however, a research and analytics site.

When you run the scans or do your research you then are to work with your brokers / financial professionals to discuss suitability for your account.

App: Toms Option Tools

Market Insight articles may show images of lists of stocks meeting a variety of options parameters like Unusual Call and or Put activity or Expensive IV found on my app Toms Option Tools.

Other times I will have other charts may work to amplify my educational points. 

Those options data lists, however, can be found on my app Tom’s Option Tools. Use your device to search up and download this app and get free access to the Morning Reports section of the app.

Other parts of the app are available at a premium subscription rate, but the Morning Reports Lists are yours free.