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 04/28/2009 to 05/05/2009 and year to date.

Below are the top 10 stocks with the best performance during the past week out of 565 stocks. Stocks from this list may suggest what stocks or industries will do well in the future.

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YTDStockIndustryMost Recent Chart Pattern
118.18%$7.68-23.20%Century Aluminum Co. (CENX)Metals and Mining (Div.)Dead-cat bounce from 02/19/2009 to 02/20/2009
86.05%$3.2014.70%Physicians Formula Holdings Inc (FACE)Toiletries/CosmeticsDead-cat bounce from 08/12/2008 to 08/12/2008
82.30%$21.53370.09%Dendreon Corp (DNDN)BiotechnologyRectangle bottom from 11/28/2008 to 01/15/2009
81.40%$5.46-22.55%Ferro Corp (FOE)Chemical (Specialty)Double Top, Adam and Eve from 08/11/2008 to 09/12/2008
81.22%$6.85-57.98%NCI Building Systems Inc. (NCS)Building MaterialsDead-cat bounce from 03/11/2009 to 03/11/2009
69.68%$3.75202.42%CROCS Inc (CROX)ShoeTriangle, symmetrical from 11/20/2008 to 01/15/2009
65.12%$0.71-2.74%Intertape Polymer Group Inc (ITP)Packaging and ContainerDouble Top, Eve and Eve from 09/09/2008 to 09/23/2008
60.57%$6.23139.62%Liz Claiborne (LIZ)ApparelBroadening bottom from 01/23/2009 to 04/08/2009
58.25%$7.58-6.99%Complete Production Services, Inc. (CPX)Petroleum (Producing)Rising wedge from 11/26/2008 to 01/09/2009
57.81%$4.7566.67%Coldwater Creek Inc. (CWTR)ApparelHorn top from 01/26/2009 to 02/09/2009

Below are the 10 worst performing stocks during the past week out of 565 stocks. Stocks from this list suggest companies or industries that may be having difficulty and might be future short sale candidates.

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YTDStockIndustryMost Recent Chart Pattern
-31.71%$1.6846.09%E-Trade Financial Corp (ETFC)Securities BrokerageTriangle, symmetrical from 10/10/2008 to 10/22/2008
-30.95%$4.64-4.53%Build-A-Bear Workshop Inc (BBW)Retail (Special Lines)Dead-cat bounce from 04/30/2009 to 04/30/2009
-15.27%$6.057.84%Harmonic Inc (HLIT)Telecom. EquipmentBroadening top, right-angled and descending from 04/02/2009 to 04/24/2009
-14.58%$17.056.70%Cbeyond, Inc. (CBEY)Telecom. EquipmentTriangle, symmetrical from 04/02/2009 to 04/21/2009
-14.49%$33.701.72%Myriad Genetics Inc (MYGN)BiotechnologyNone found.
-13.58%$2.29193.59%RF Micro Devices Inc. (RFMD)SemiconductorHead-and-shoulders top from 05/16/2008 to 06/17/2008
-13.51%$28.69-37.39%Comtech Telecommunications Corp (CMTL)Telecom. EquipmentDouble Bottom, Adam and Adam from 03/10/2009 to 03/23/2009
-12.82%$12.45-4.74%Hologic Inc (HOLX)Medical SuppliesPipe bottom from 03/02/2009 to 03/09/2009
-11.73%$59.398.44%V. F. Corp (VFC)ApparelPipe bottom from 03/02/2009 to 03/09/2009
-10.16%$24.58-18.07%Assurant Inc (AIZ)Insurance (Diversified)Pipe bottom from 03/02/2009 to 03/09/2009

Below are the top 10 stocks with the best performance year to date out of 565 stocks. Knowing which securities are trending higher makes selecting stocks for momentum trades much easier, especially if some share the same industry.

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StockIndustryMost Recent Chart Pattern
370.09%$21.53Dendreon Corp (DNDN)BiotechnologyRectangle bottom from 11/28/2008 to 01/15/2009
330.09%$4.86Stein Mart Inc. (SMRT)ApparelTriangle, descending from 08/27/2008 to 09/15/2008
202.42%$3.75CROCS Inc (CROX)ShoeTriangle, symmetrical from 11/20/2008 to 01/15/2009
193.59%$2.29RF Micro Devices Inc. (RFMD)SemiconductorHead-and-shoulders top from 05/16/2008 to 06/17/2008
174.32%$10.15XL Capital Ltd (XL)Insurance (Diversified)Broadening bottom from 12/18/2008 to 02/11/2009
156.47%$5.95New York and Company Inc (NWY)ApparelRising wedge from 12/01/2008 to 12/24/2008
150.00%$5.05Cache (CACH)ApparelTriangle, descending from 04/01/2009 to 04/17/2009
147.06%$4.20Kulicke and Soffa (KLIC)Semiconductor Cap Equip.Pipe top from 01/05/2009 to 01/12/2009
141.18%$3.69Builders FirstSource, Inc (BLDR)Retail Building SupplyPipe bottom from 03/02/2009 to 03/09/2009
139.62%$6.23Liz Claiborne (LIZ)ApparelBroadening bottom from 01/23/2009 to 04/08/2009

Below are the 10 worst performing stocks year to date out of 565 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.

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StockIndustryMost Recent Chart Pattern
-65.25%$1.80Conseco Inc (CNO)Insurance (Diversified)Dead-cat bounce from 03/02/2009 to 03/02/2009
-57.98%$6.85NCI Building Systems Inc. (NCS)Building MaterialsDead-cat bounce from 03/11/2009 to 03/11/2009
-49.28%$11.59Lawson Products (LAWS)Metal FabricatingTriangle, symmetrical from 12/16/2008 to 02/20/2009
-48.74%$3.46Headwaters Inc. (HW)Building MaterialsDouble Top, Adam and Adam from 12/09/2008 to 12/17/2008
-42.73%$7.68Ultralife Corp. (ULBI)Alternate EnergyPipe top from 12/29/2008 to 01/05/2009
-41.71%$6.22AMR Corporation (AMR)Air TransportTriangle, symmetrical from 03/13/2009 to 04/02/2009
-40.90%$1.98Hudson Highland Group Inc. (HHGP)Human ResourcesPipe bottom from 07/28/2008 to 08/04/2008
-38.21%$5.32Kimball International, Inc. (KBALB)Furn/Home FurnishingsHead-and-shoulders top from 12/08/2008 to 01/09/2009
-37.85%$11.71Lincoln National Corp (LNC)Insurance (Life)Rectangle top from 12/08/2008 to 12/31/2008
-37.39%$28.69Comtech Telecommunications Corp (CMTL)Telecom. EquipmentDouble Bottom, Adam and Adam from 03/10/2009 to 03/23/2009

Below are the top 10 exchange traded funds (ETF) with the best performance this past week out of 93 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.

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20.94%$10.5739.26%MSCI Taiwan Index (EWT)Big M from 12/16/2008 to 01/02/2009
19.73%$27.98-17.92%Direxion Small Cap Long 3x Russell 2000 (TNA)Rising wedge from 03/26/2009 to 04/16/2009
18.24%$33.3823.08%MSCI Turkey Index (TUR)Pipe top from 07/28/2008 to 08/04/2008
17.57%$32.93-9.51%Direxion Large Cap Long 3x Russell 1000 (BGU)Rising wedge from 03/26/2009 to 04/16/2009
16.91%$8.0914.75%MSCI Singapore Index (EWS)Pipe bottom from 03/02/2009 to 03/09/2009
16.41%$36.3930.10%MSCI South Korea Index (EWY)Broadening top, right-angled and descending from 01/06/2009 to 03/26/2009
14.19%$30.8223.43%MSCI Emerging Markets Index fund (EEM)Rising wedge from 03/23/2009 to 04/16/2009
14.13%$32.7228.46%S and P Latin America 40 Index fund (ILF)Pipe top from 02/02/2009 to 02/09/2009
13.41%$44.4119.74%DJ US Basic Materials sector index fnd (IYM)Pipe bottom from 03/02/2009 to 03/09/2009
13.35%$49.2440.73%MSCI Brazil Index fund (EWZ)Pipe top from 02/02/2009 to 02/09/2009

Below are the 10 worst performing ETFs over the past week out of 93 ETFs. These funds may represent companies or industries that are suffering. Avoid going long in those stocks or buying any stocks from those industries.

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YTDFundMost Recent Chart Pattern
-23.64%$19.80-49.07%UltraShort 2x Basic Materials ProShares (SMN)Falling wedge from 03/26/2009 to 04/14/2009
-19.82%$26.38-44.92%Direxion Small Cap Short 3x Russell 2000 (TZA)Falling wedge from 03/23/2009 to 04/14/2009
-19.58%$49.19-52.24%UltraShort 2x Financials ProShares (SKF)Pipe top from 03/02/2009 to 03/09/2009
-17.14%$39.51-32.35%Direxion Large Cap Short 3x Russell 1000 (BGZ)Falling wedge from 03/23/2009 to 04/14/2009
-15.77%$39.14-49.75%UltraShort 2x Semiconductor ProShares (SSG)Falling wedge from 03/26/2009 to 04/14/2009
-14.83%$43.48-19.63%UltraShort 2x Industrials ProShares (SIJ)Falling wedge from 03/26/2009 to 04/14/2009
-13.06%$22.36-55.91%UltraShort 2x Real Estate ProShares (SRS)Pipe top from 03/02/2009 to 03/09/2009
-11.77%$61.93-26.95%UltraShort 2x Consumer Svcs ProShares (SCC)Falling wedge from 03/26/2009 to 04/16/2009
-11.64%$20.05-19.93%UltraShort 2x Oil and Gas ProShares (DUG)Triangle, descending from 03/26/2009 to 04/16/2009
-11.21%$59.16-16.61%S and P short 2x ProShares (SDS)Falling wedge from 03/26/2009 to 04/14/2009

Below are the top 10 exchange traded funds (ETF) with the best performance year to date out of 93 ETFs. Concentrate your individual stock picks from industries that are doing well, or trade the ETF for a momentum play.

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FundMost Recent Chart Pattern
40.73%$49.24MSCI Brazil Index fund (EWZ)Pipe top from 02/02/2009 to 02/09/2009
39.26%$10.57MSCI Taiwan Index (EWT)Big M from 12/16/2008 to 01/02/2009
32.54%$35.64Nasdaq 100 long 2x Ultra QQQ ProShares (QLD)Rising wedge from 04/09/2009 to 04/30/2009
30.10%$36.39MSCI South Korea Index (EWY)Broadening top, right-angled and descending from 01/06/2009 to 03/26/2009
29.68%$38.67MSCI Chile Investable Mkt Idx (ECH)Pipe bottom from 03/02/2009 to 03/09/2009
28.46%$32.72S and P Latin America 40 Index fund (ILF)Pipe top from 02/02/2009 to 02/09/2009
28.34%$14.31PowerShares Dynamic Oil Services (PXJ)Pipe bottom from 03/02/2009 to 03/09/2009
28.34%$36.41Goldman Sachs Semiconductor (IGW)Pipe bottom from 01/12/2009 to 01/20/2009
27.98%$33.94DJ US Oil Equip and services (IEZ)Pipe bottom from 01/12/2009 to 01/20/2009
23.43%$30.82MSCI Emerging Markets Index fund (EEM)Rising wedge from 03/23/2009 to 04/16/2009

Below are the 10 worst performing ETFs year to date out of 93 ETFs. These represent the stocks or industries you will want to avoid buying or want to concentrate selling short.

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FundMost Recent Chart Pattern
-55.91%$22.36UltraShort 2x Real Estate ProShares (SRS)Pipe top from 03/02/2009 to 03/09/2009
-52.24%$49.19UltraShort 2x Financials ProShares (SKF)Pipe top from 03/02/2009 to 03/09/2009
-49.75%$39.14UltraShort 2x Semiconductor ProShares (SSG)Falling wedge from 03/26/2009 to 04/14/2009
-49.07%$19.80UltraShort 2x Basic Materials ProShares (SMN)Falling wedge from 03/26/2009 to 04/14/2009
-44.92%$26.38Direxion Small Cap Short 3x Russell 2000 (TZA)Falling wedge from 03/23/2009 to 04/14/2009
-42.37%$45.30UltraShort 2x Technology ProShares (REW)Pipe top from 03/02/2009 to 03/09/2009
-39.36%$14.05United States Natural Gas (UNG)Scallop, descending from 01/06/2009 to 02/09/2009
-37.99%$35.56Nasdaq 100 short 2x ProShares (QID)Falling wedge from 03/26/2009 to 04/14/2009
-32.35%$39.51Direxion Large Cap Short 3x Russell 1000 (BGZ)Falling wedge from 03/23/2009 to 04/14/2009
-26.95%$61.93UltraShort 2x Consumer Svcs ProShares (SCC)Falling wedge from 03/26/2009 to 04/16/2009

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

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YTDIndexMost Recent Chart Pattern
11.51%3,335.70-5.70%DJ 20 Transportation (^DJT)Pipe bottom from 03/02/2009 to 03/09/2009
6.28%502.550.62%Russell 2000 Index (^RUT)Rising wedge from 03/26/2009 to 04/16/2009
6.01%9,279.892.12%Dow Jones Wilshire 5000 TTL Market Index (^DWC)Rising wedge from 03/23/2009 to 04/16/2009
5.69%903.800.06%S and P 500 (^GSPC)Rising wedge from 03/26/2009 to 04/16/2009
4.91%8,410.65-4.17%DJ 30 Industrials (^DJI)Rising wedge from 03/23/2009 to 04/16/2009
4.80%1,754.1211.23%Nasdaq Composite (^IXIC)Rising wedge from 03/26/2009 to 04/16/2009
4.20%346.04-6.67%DJ 15 Utilities (^DJU)Triangle, symmetrical from 03/23/2009 to 04/21/2009

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.

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YTDFundMost Recent Chart Pattern
20.94%$10.5739.26%MSCI Taiwan Index (EWT)Big M from 12/16/2008 to 01/02/2009
18.24%$33.3823.08%MSCI Turkey Index (TUR)Pipe top from 07/28/2008 to 08/04/2008
16.91%$8.0914.75%MSCI Singapore Index (EWS)Pipe bottom from 03/02/2009 to 03/09/2009
16.41%$36.3930.10%MSCI South Korea Index (EWY)Broadening top, right-angled and descending from 01/06/2009 to 03/26/2009
14.19%$30.8223.43%MSCI Emerging Markets Index fund (EEM)Rising wedge from 03/23/2009 to 04/16/2009
13.35%$49.2440.73%MSCI Brazil Index fund (EWZ)Pipe top from 02/02/2009 to 02/09/2009
13.09%$34.647.34%MSCI Mexico Investable Mkt idx (EWW)Head-and-shoulders bottom from 11/13/2008 to 12/01/2008
12.59%$12.6121.60%MSCI Hong Kong Index fund (EWH)Pipe bottom from 03/02/2009 to 03/09/2009
11.57%$29.3211.27%MSCI Pacific ex-Japan Index fund (EPP)Pipe bottom from 03/02/2009 to 03/09/2009
10.72%$15.4910.56%MSCI Australia Index fund (EWA)Pipe top from 12/29/2008 to 01/05/2009

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.

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FundMost Recent Chart Pattern
40.73%$49.24MSCI Brazil Index fund (EWZ)Pipe top from 02/02/2009 to 02/09/2009
39.26%$10.57MSCI Taiwan Index (EWT)Big M from 12/16/2008 to 01/02/2009
30.10%$36.39MSCI South Korea Index (EWY)Broadening top, right-angled and descending from 01/06/2009 to 03/26/2009
29.68%$38.67MSCI Chile Investable Mkt Idx (ECH)Pipe bottom from 03/02/2009 to 03/09/2009
23.43%$30.82MSCI Emerging Markets Index fund (EEM)Rising wedge from 03/23/2009 to 04/16/2009
23.08%$33.38MSCI Turkey Index (TUR)Pipe top from 07/28/2008 to 08/04/2008
21.60%$12.61MSCI Hong Kong Index fund (EWH)Pipe bottom from 03/02/2009 to 03/09/2009
18.83%$18.49MSCI Sweden Index (EWD)Pipe top from 12/29/2008 to 01/05/2009
16.12%$20.24MSCI Canada Index (EWC)Pipe bottom from 03/02/2009 to 03/09/2009
15.84%$8.45MSCI Malaysia Index (EWM)Triangle, descending from 01/07/2009 to 02/24/2009