The GMI (General Market Index is now at 5 (of 6) and the GMI-R (GMI, revised) is now at 8 (of 10). (Click on table to enlarge.)
There were 86 new highs and 41 new lows in my universe of 4,000 stocks on Friday. The QQQQ has been in an up-trend for 48 days. Over that time, the QQQQ has risen 10.2% and the ultra long QQQQ ETF, QLD, has advanced 18.9%. So if one just rode the trend in the QLD, one could have had a very nice portfolio performance, indeed! I meet so many traders who think they must get in and out of the market and trade every dip. But as Jesse Livermore wrote over a half century ago, the way to make big money in the market is to determine the change in trend and to ride it until it ends…..
The IBD100 stocks have been doing well lately. The list of stocks on the IBD100 list published on April 7 provides a good example. In about two months, 67% have advanced, 45% by more than 12% and 32% are up more than 20%. In fact the top 10 gainers are up 32-94%. The leader is CLR (+94%), followed by TTES and GHM (+40%) and ISYS (+39%). Today's new IBD100 list has a lot of promising stocks on it, including 19 which hit a new high on Friday: ISYS,KSU,WDC,ANSS,SOHU,CLR,NDSN,SQM,FLS,GLF,WFT,
CLHB,HIL,MA,GDI,WTI,DR,GMXR,AXYS. I bet some of this summer's big winners are on this list…..