Top 10 stocks this past week
Bottom 10 stocks this past week

Top 10 stocks year to date (YTD)
Bottom 10 Stocks YTD
Top 10 ETFs this past week

Bottom 10 ETFs this past week
Top 10 ETFs YTD
Bottom 10 ETFs YTD

Market indexes this past week

Top 10 country ETFs this past week

Top 10 country ETFs YTD

Largest winners and losers over the past week, from the close on 12/08/2009 to 12/15/2009 and year to date.

Below are the top 10 stocks with the best performance during the past week out of 572 stocks. Stocks from this list may suggest what stocks or industries will do well in the future.

Week
Change
Last
Close
YTDStockIndustryMost Recent Chart Pattern
25.38%$13.0930.90%Century Aluminum Co. (CENX)Metals and Mining (Div.)Broadening top, right-angled and descending from 08/13/2009 to 10/02/2009
21.86%$7.5835.36%Christopher and Banks Corp (CBK)Retail (Special Lines)Broadening top, right-angled and descending from 10/08/2009 to 11/05/2009
18.15%$47.6635.13%XTO Energy Inc. (XTO)Petroleum (Producing)Pipe bottom from 09/28/2009 to 10/05/2009
17.19%$10.4344.26%Volt Info Sciences, Inc. (VOL)Human ResourcesPipe bottom from 11/02/2009 to 11/09/2009
16.86%$22.7358.84%RTI International Metals Inc. (RTI)Metals and Mining (Div.)Head-and-shoulders bottom from 11/03/2009 to 11/19/2009
15.05%$24.23176.28%Oxford Industries (OXM)ApparelPipe bottom from 10/26/2009 to 11/02/2009
14.52%$21.6131.05%Forest Oil Corp (FST)Petroleum (Producing)Target price from 11/19/2009 to 11/19/2009
14.44%$19.9717.47%Schulman, A. (SHLM)Chemical (Specialty)Double Bottom, Eve and Eve from 09/01/2009 to 10/02/2009
14.06%$14.6830.37%Alcoa (AA)Metals and Mining (Div.)Triangle, symmetrical from 10/20/2009 to 12/10/2009
13.93%$45.56130.68%Newfield Exploration Company (NFX)Natural Gas (Diversified)Head-and-shoulders top from 09/16/2009 to 11/11/2009

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Below are the 10 worst performing stocks during the past week out of 572 stocks. Stocks from this list suggest companies or industries that may be having difficulty and might be future short sale candidates.

Week
Change
Last
Close
YTDStockIndustryMost Recent Chart Pattern
-19.69%$33.3399.94%Terra Industries Inc. (TRA)Chemical (Diversified)Pipe bottom from 10/26/2009 to 11/02/2009
-16.45%$7.0691.85%Gencorp Inc (GY)Diversified Co.Flag, high and tight from 07/06/2009 to 08/18/2009
-16.27%$0.83-71.12%YRC Worldwide Inc (YRCW)Trucking/Transp. LeasingDouble Top, Eve and Eve from 11/20/2009 to 12/02/2009
-15.92%$10.8862.39%Ciena Corp (CIEN)Telecom. EquipmentPipe bottom from 10/26/2009 to 11/02/2009
-12.73%$2.4071.43%AC Moore Arts and Crafts (ACMR)Retail (Special Lines)Rectangle top from 09/10/2009 to 10/12/2009
-9.88%$3.10-20.10%FuelCell Energy Inc. (FCEL)Alternate EnergyTriangle, descending from 09/16/2009 to 10/22/2009
-9.41%$1.83-88.77%NCI Building Systems Inc. (NCS)Building MaterialsDead-cat bounce from 10/19/2009 to 10/19/2009
-7.92%$10.69-17.83%Kelly Services A (KELYA)Human ResourcesPipe top from 09/14/2009 to 09/21/2009
-7.16%$4.67498.72%RF Micro Devices Inc. (RFMD)SemiconductorBroadening top from 11/11/2009 to 12/03/2009
-7.09%$2.36-45.12%Molecular Insight Pharmaceuticals (MIPI)BiotechnologyHorn bottom from 08/17/2009 to 08/31/2009

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Below are the top 10 stocks with the best performance year to date out of 572 stocks. Knowing which securities are trending higher makes selecting stocks for momentum trades much easier, especially if some share the same industry.

YTD
Change
Last
Close
StockIndustryMost Recent Chart Pattern
1232.55%$28.25Human Genome Sciences, Inc (HGSI)BiotechnologyRectangle top from 08/27/2009 to 10/14/2009
860.18%$10.85Stein Mart Inc. (SMRT)ApparelPipe bottom from 10/26/2009 to 11/02/2009
498.72%$4.67RF Micro Devices Inc. (RFMD)SemiconductorBroadening top from 11/11/2009 to 12/03/2009
466.16%$25.93Dendreon Corp (DNDN)BiotechnologyPipe bottom from 10/26/2009 to 11/02/2009
398.16%$10.81La-Z-Boy Inc (LZB)Furn/Home FurnishingsFlag, high and tight from 06/15/2009 to 07/21/2009
395.41%$18.33XL Capital Ltd (XL)Insurance (Diversified)Target price from 11/19/2009 to 11/19/2009
362.97%$18.38Dilliards Inc (DDS)Retail StorePipe bottom from 09/28/2009 to 10/05/2009
354.03%$5.63CROCS Inc (CROX)ShoeDead-cat bounce from 11/05/2009 to 11/10/2009
322.28%$8.15Jazz Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (JAZZ)BiotechnologyPipe bottom from 10/26/2009 to 11/02/2009
322.20%$23.39Hi-Tech Pharmacal Co. Inc. (HITK)DrugPipe bottom from 11/23/2009 to 11/30/2009

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Below are the 10 worst performing stocks year to date out of 572 stocks. These stocks might represent a good momentum trade from the short side. If some stocks also share the same industry, then the industry may be weak, so concentrate your search there.

YTD
Change
Last
Close
StockIndustryMost Recent Chart Pattern
-88.77%$1.83NCI Building Systems Inc. (NCS)Building MaterialsDead-cat bounce from 10/19/2009 to 10/19/2009
-71.36%$3.84Ultralife Corp. (ULBI)Alternate EnergyHead-and-shoulders bottom from 07/09/2009 to 08/19/2009
-71.12%$0.83YRC Worldwide Inc (YRCW)Trucking/Transp. LeasingDouble Top, Eve and Eve from 11/20/2009 to 12/02/2009
-55.22%$11.29Energy Conversion Devices, Inc. (ENER)Alternate EnergyTriangle, descending from 11/02/2009 to 11/23/2009
-53.29%$1.49Evergreen Solar Inc. (ESLR)Alternate EnergyDead-cat bounce from 05/20/2009 to 05/21/2009
-49.25%$5.08Aceto Corp (ACET)Chemical (Diversified)Rectangle bottom from 09/14/2009 to 10/20/2009
-45.12%$2.36Molecular Insight Pharmaceuticals (MIPI)BiotechnologyHorn bottom from 08/17/2009 to 08/31/2009
-41.31%$15.70Georgia Gulf (GGC)Chemical (Basic)Triangle, descending from 08/07/2009 to 09/29/2009
-40.93%$25.67Sunoco Inc. (SUN)Petroleum (Integrated)Pipe bottom from 07/06/2009 to 07/13/2009
-38.79%$26.08Northwest Pipe Co (NWPX)Building MaterialsTriangle, ascending from 03/27/2009 to 04/20/2009

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Below are the top 10 exchange traded funds (ETF) with the best performance this past week out of 94 ETFs. A hot ETF may suggest an industry or commodity that is doing well, so look there for individual stock picks or just trade the ETF for a momentum play.

Week
Change
Last
Close
YTDFundMost Recent Chart Pattern
8.21%$10.15-56.19%United States Natural Gas (UNG)Broadening bottom from 11/10/2009 to 12/10/2009
7.50%$52.0435.27%DJ US Oil and Gas (IEO)Triangle, symmetrical from 10/02/2009 to 12/03/2009
5.97%$42.0958.71%DJ US Oil Equip and services (IEZ)Triangle, ascending from 07/27/2009 to 08/14/2009
5.66%$54.3582.26%MSCI Chile Investable Mkt Idx (ECH)Pipe bottom from 03/02/2009 to 03/09/2009
5.56%$16.1315.96%PowerShares Dynamic Energy (PXE)Head-and-shoulders top from 09/18/2009 to 11/11/2009
5.50%$48.7236.28%Ishares DJ US Healthcare Provider (IHF)Pipe bottom from 09/28/2009 to 10/05/2009
5.25%$51.5341.60%Direxion Large Cap Long 3x Russell 1000 (BGU)Pipe bottom from 10/26/2009 to 11/02/2009
4.79%$16.4247.26%PowerShares Dynamic Oil Services (PXJ)Falling wedge from 10/02/2009 to 12/10/2009
4.39%$39.4815.81%Direxion Small Cap Long 3x Russell 2000 (TNA)Pipe bottom from 09/28/2009 to 10/05/2009
4.00%$11.75-0.41%PowerShares Dynamic Building Construct (PKB)Head-and-shoulders bottom from 09/25/2009 to 10/13/2009

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Below are the 10 worst performing ETFs over the past week out of 94 ETFs. These funds may represent companies or industries that are suffering. Avoid going long in those stocks or buying any stocks from those industries.

Week
Change
Last
Close
YTDFundMost Recent Chart Pattern
-6.48%$20.36-53.29%UltraShort 2x Utilities ProShares (SDP)Head-and-shoulders bottom from 09/30/2009 to 11/11/2009
-5.23%$8.88-77.16%UltraShort 2x Basic Materials ProShares (SMN)Broadening bottom from 11/16/2009 to 12/10/2009
-5.13%$17.57-69.91%Direxion Large Cap Short 3x Russell 1000 (BGZ)Pipe bottom from 08/03/2009 to 08/10/2009
-4.87%$37.86-55.34%UltraShort 2x Consumer Svcs ProShares (SCC)Rectangle bottom from 11/11/2009 to 12/09/2009
-4.60%$10.78-77.49%Direxion Small Cap Short 3x Russell 2000 (TZA)Head-and-shoulders bottom from 09/23/2009 to 11/16/2009
-4.33%$24.06-55.53%UltraShort 2x Industrials ProShares (SIJ)Double Bottom, Eve and Eve from 09/17/2009 to 10/20/2009
-4.07%$33.2570.86%United States Gasoline (UGA)Rectangle top from 10/30/2009 to 11/25/2009
-3.99%$7.95-84.32%UltraShort 2x Real Estate ProShares (SRS)Head-and-shoulders bottom from 05/08/2009 to 07/01/2009
-3.82%$13.08-47.76%UltraShort 2x Oil and Gas ProShares (DUG)Triangle, symmetrical from 10/21/2009 to 12/02/2009
-3.45%$29.36-45.18%DJIA short 2x ProShares (DXD)Pipe bottom from 08/03/2009 to 08/10/2009

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Below are the top 10 exchange traded funds (ETF) with the best performance year to date out of 94 ETFs. Concentrate your individual stock picks from industries that are doing well, or trade the ETF for a momentum play.

YTD
Change
Last
Close
FundMost Recent Chart Pattern
121.32%$77.44MSCI Brazil Index fund (EWZ)Pipe bottom from 10/26/2009 to 11/02/2009
106.73%$55.59Nasdaq 100 long 2x Ultra QQQ ProShares (QLD)Pipe bottom from 10/26/2009 to 11/02/2009
90.93%$51.78MSCI Turkey Index (TUR)Pipe bottom from 08/31/2009 to 09/08/2009
90.26%$48.46S and P Latin America 40 Index fund (ILF)Pipe bottom from 10/26/2009 to 11/02/2009
82.26%$54.35MSCI Chile Investable Mkt Idx (ECH)Pipe bottom from 03/02/2009 to 03/09/2009
70.86%$33.25United States Gasoline (UGA)Rectangle top from 10/30/2009 to 11/25/2009
69.93%$47.53MSCI South Korea Index (EWY)Pipe bottom from 10/26/2009 to 11/02/2009
65.81%$47.04Goldman Sachs Semiconductor (IGW)Pipe bottom from 10/26/2009 to 11/02/2009
65.00%$41.20MSCI Emerging Markets Index fund (EEM)Pipe bottom from 10/26/2009 to 11/02/2009
64.56%$12.49MSCI Taiwan Index (EWT)Pipe bottom from 10/26/2009 to 11/02/2009

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Below are the 10 worst performing ETFs year to date out of 94 ETFs. These represent the stocks or industries you will want to avoid buying or want to concentrate selling short.

YTD
Change
Last
Close
FundMost Recent Chart Pattern
-84.32%$7.95UltraShort 2x Real Estate ProShares (SRS)Head-and-shoulders bottom from 05/08/2009 to 07/01/2009
-77.49%$10.78Direxion Small Cap Short 3x Russell 2000 (TZA)Head-and-shoulders bottom from 09/23/2009 to 11/16/2009
-77.16%$8.88UltraShort 2x Basic Materials ProShares (SMN)Broadening bottom from 11/16/2009 to 12/10/2009
-75.56%$25.18UltraShort 2x Financials ProShares (SKF)Head-and-shoulders bottom from 09/23/2009 to 11/11/2009
-74.13%$20.15UltraShort 2x Semiconductor ProShares (SSG)Head-and-shoulders bottom from 09/23/2009 to 11/17/2009
-69.91%$17.57Direxion Large Cap Short 3x Russell 1000 (BGZ)Pipe bottom from 08/03/2009 to 08/10/2009
-69.20%$24.21UltraShort 2x Technology ProShares (REW)Rectangle bottom from 07/23/2009 to 08/13/2009
-64.34%$20.45Nasdaq 100 short 2x ProShares (QID)Rectangle bottom from 07/30/2009 to 08/13/2009
-56.19%$10.15United States Natural Gas (UNG)Broadening bottom from 11/10/2009 to 12/10/2009
-55.53%$24.06UltraShort 2x Industrials ProShares (SIJ)Double Bottom, Eve and Eve from 09/17/2009 to 10/20/2009

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Below is a list of market index performance over the past week.

Week
Change
Last
Close
YTDIndexMost Recent Chart Pattern
3.63%405.509.37%DJ 15 Utilities (^DJU)Broadening top, right-angled and ascending from 07/23/2009 to 10/29/2009
2.68%4,163.7917.72%DJ 20 Transportation (^DJT)Pipe bottom from 10/26/2009 to 11/02/2009
1.61%10,452.0019.09%DJ 30 Industrials (^DJI)Broadening wedge, ascending from 08/17/2009 to 11/19/2009
1.46%1,107.9322.66%S and P 500 (^GSPC)Pipe bottom from 10/26/2009 to 11/02/2009
1.29%2,201.0539.57%Nasdaq Composite (^IXIC)Pipe bottom from 10/26/2009 to 11/02/2009

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Below are the top 10 country exchange traded funds with the best performance this past week out of 23 ETFs. These may highlight emerging markets that are ready to soar.

Week
Change
Last
Close
YTDFundMost Recent Chart Pattern
5.66%$54.3582.26%MSCI Chile Investable Mkt Idx (ECH)Pipe bottom from 03/02/2009 to 03/09/2009
3.06%$56.3246.17%MSCI South Africa Index (EZA)Head-and-shoulders top from 09/17/2009 to 11/16/2009
2.92%$50.4056.18%MSCI Mexico Investable Mkt idx (EWW)Double Top, Eve and Adam from 10/21/2009 to 11/16/2009
2.61%$47.5369.93%MSCI South Korea Index (EWY)Pipe bottom from 10/26/2009 to 11/02/2009
1.93%$25.8948.54%MSCI Canada Index (EWC)Broadening top from 11/11/2009 to 12/02/2009
1.88%$77.44121.32%MSCI Brazil Index fund (EWZ)Pipe bottom from 10/26/2009 to 11/02/2009
1.75%$51.7890.93%MSCI Turkey Index (TUR)Pipe bottom from 08/31/2009 to 09/08/2009
1.20%$41.2065.00%MSCI Emerging Markets Index fund (EEM)Pipe bottom from 10/26/2009 to 11/02/2009
0.99%$16.3033.06%MSCI United Kingdom Index (EWU)Pipe bottom from 10/26/2009 to 11/02/2009
0.91%$22.2615.82%MSCI Germany Index (EWG)Head-and-shoulders top from 09/23/2009 to 11/11/2009

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Below are the top 10 country exchange traded funds with the best performance year to date out of 23 ETFs. Finding several countries from a similar region that is performing well helps identify which international mutual fund or ETF may continue to do well in the future.

YTD
Change
Last
Close
FundMost Recent Chart Pattern
121.32%$77.44MSCI Brazil Index fund (EWZ)Pipe bottom from 10/26/2009 to 11/02/2009
90.93%$51.78MSCI Turkey Index (TUR)Pipe bottom from 08/31/2009 to 09/08/2009
82.26%$54.35MSCI Chile Investable Mkt Idx (ECH)Pipe bottom from 03/02/2009 to 03/09/2009
69.93%$47.53MSCI South Korea Index (EWY)Pipe bottom from 10/26/2009 to 11/02/2009
65.00%$41.20MSCI Emerging Markets Index fund (EEM)Pipe bottom from 10/26/2009 to 11/02/2009
64.56%$12.49MSCI Taiwan Index (EWT)Pipe bottom from 10/26/2009 to 11/02/2009
62.98%$11.49MSCI Singapore Index (EWS)Pipe bottom from 10/26/2009 to 11/02/2009
62.96%$22.83MSCI Australia Index fund (EWA)Double Top, Eve and Eve from 10/21/2009 to 11/16/2009
56.74%$41.30MSCI Pacific ex-Japan Index fund (EPP)Double Top, Eve and Eve from 10/21/2009 to 11/16/2009
56.18%$50.40MSCI Mexico Investable Mkt idx (EWW)Double Top, Eve and Adam from 10/21/2009 to 11/16/2009

-- Thomas Bulkowski