– James F. Taulman, former Editor-in-Chief of the first independently licensed website to offer stock reports and services based on the CAN SLIM® investment system.


The current stock market rally continued this past week – albeit without our growth stocks – as Chinese-American trade tensions eased and central banks supported risk-taking with economic stimulus measures.


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Although the market continued with its current sprint from the now infamous 8/23 low, there was a heavier rotation out of leading growth stocks and into beaten-down value stocks. This, of course, had an adverse effect on our recent breakouts, as well as the stocks on our watch lists.

Meanwhile, both the Dow and the S&P closed the week less than a percentage point away from their all-time highs set in July.

The Dow Jones Industrials added another +422 points or +1.58% this past week.  The index has closed up 11 out of the past 12 trading sessions, with the last 8 being straight green.

The blue-chips have now advanced for 3-consecutive weeks, for a total of a whopping 1,591 points.

The Dow closed the week at 27,219, just -179 points from its all-time high of 27,398.

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The current rally did shed some distribution days this past week. We went from 5 on the Nasdaq, down to just 2. On the S&P 500 went from 3 last week, to now just 1.

The market remains officially in a “confirmed uptrend”. Of course, the obvious event to watch for next week is if the major averages will punch through to new highs. It’s been a straight run up from the aforementioned Aug 23rd lows.

On Wednesday, the Federal Reserve will deliver its monetary policy statement, with further rate cuts widely expected of 0.25%.



#1 IHS Markit Ltd. (INFO – NYSE)

Markit Ltd. was a global financial information and services company with over 4,000 employees, founded in 2003 as an independent source of credit derivative pricing. The company provides independent data, trade processing of derivatives, foreign exchange and loans, customized technology platforms and managed services.

9/15 UPDATE: This breakout actually traded higher on Monday morning, before selling off in the afternoon. Shares held right at our previously noted 1st SUPPORT ($66) on Tuesday with the low being $66.01.

At that point, the 50-day moving average started to come into play and as I have explained previously – that can draw the price a bit lower – which happened on Wednesday.

INFO $67.86 8/10/19 $66.17 9/3/19

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$69.48 was: $66.00
now: 50 DMA
was: 50 DMA
now: $62.00
$60.88 +2.55%

The stock did hold well above what was our 2nd SUPPORT of the 50 DMA.

Thursday’s gains were bullish as shares advanced better than +3% with a +65% increase in volume, putting the stock back near the previous Friday’s new highs. The volume-backed gains continued the following day and that had us end the week with a +2.5% position gain.

All of the ranks for INFO remain very high and shares are well above the 50-day moving average with little resistance in the way of further gains.



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There are now 17 stocks that we will be watching for a traditional break out to new highs this coming week.

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