Saturday, October 26, 2013

Markets at Record Highs

Stocks continue to press higher, and US small caps hit a new All-Time High. My Weinstein indicator score hit a multi-year high as well. Below you can see the current indicators and a chart of the indicator score over the last two years.

Friday, September 6, 2013

All-Time High Forum

After many requests for a forum, I finally figured out an easy way to add one to the website. The idea of this forum is for readers to have an easy place to post thoughts and information about ATH stocks. I like the forum because it's easy to make a quick post with a link and a chart. For example, to get things started I added a simple post about Solium Capital.

Below is a screenshot of the forum. I created sub-forums for Canadian, US, and International stocks. Since there is a significant readership trading in Australia, India, Europe, and South America, it would be great if some key stocks in these markets can be highlighted.

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Sunday, June 23, 2013

Backtesting Software for All-Time High Stocks

The following is a guest post from Jaakko, a reader with whom I have corresponded for quite some time now. In addition to being a trader, he is a savvy computer programmer and in his spare time he created a platform for back testing trading strategies for all-time high stocks. A particularly novel aspect of the platform is its comprehensive handling of portfolio rebalancing, commissions and tax implications. Jaakko gave me a copy of the program to use. I am not affiliated with the software in any way.

Hi everyone,

First of all I would like to thank Andy for letting me write a guest post to his great blog.

I have always been skeptical about everything, which means that I do not believe anything until I have tried it myself. In practice this has meant that if I have read an article about a great trading strategy, I do not take it until I have thoroughly tested it. A couple of years ago I stumbled into an article written by Blackstar Funds, entitled "The Capitalism Distribution". It was about an investing strategy where one invests only in stocks which are trading at their all-time-highs and selling them instantly when the trend seems to have stopped. For me this seemed pretty logical, if a stock is making new all-time-highs the company's business idea and balance sheet must be sound. As usually the market is said to be always right why fight the trend? In addition, the one thing that hit me in the article was the fact that only a handful of companies are in charge of majority of markets returns. These stocks are the ones constantly making new highs. For every multibagger stock making new highs there are dozens of stocks losing money.

Saturday, April 13, 2013

US Market at New High as Bearishness Passes 50%

The S&P 500 hit a new all-time high this week, and 390 US stocks are on this week's ATH list. This is even more interesting since the AAII sentiment reading hit a low not seen since 2009. Bull markets end with optimism and euphoria, not extreme bearishness.

Saturday, April 6, 2013

Water Stocks Surging

Water stocks continue moving higher, particularly water utilities. Three that made all-time highs this week were American Water Works (AWK), American States Water (AWR), and Aqua America (WTR).

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Avigilon (AVO-T), Catamaran (CCT-T) Strong Stocks with Bases

When hundreds of stocks are hitting new all-time highs the challenge can be finding stocks that are breaking out of proper bases. It's important to avoiding chasing. Here are two Canadian stocks that have performed well over the last years and currently have a solid base to move from.