New Rocket Scan; 12th day of $QQQ short term up-trend; $THRM, $LEA-cup and handle


One of the best areas of support for a rising stock is its 10 week moving average. A lot of rocket stocks rest there and then resume their rise.   I created a new TC2000 scan that scans over 6,000 U.S. stocks for a strong rocket pattern and a bounce up off of the stock’s ten week average.   This scan gives me a small list of stocks to research further for possible purchase. This weekend’s scan yielded 10 stocks, shown on the right. Rocketbounce10wkscan08312014Two of them, PANW and THRM, have a blue flag on the left column, indicating they have appeared on an IBD50 list or other IBD lists at some point.   I looked closely at THRM (which I own) and found that it appears to have broken out of a cup and handle pattern, a base that occurs in an up-trend. I have labeled this daily chart of THRM to illustrate the pattern’s primary components.   First, there must be a prior up-trend because this is a continuation pattern. Second, there must be a pattern that looks like a side view of a cup and handle.   Then there must be a break out above the top of the handle (blue solid line) on above average volume.   IBD made this pattern famous as one that can lead to a large gain.   As always, however, whether this break-out continues will depend on the general market’s trend. I typically sell quickly if a stock closes back below its 10 week average or if a break-out fails.


LEA is another cup and handle break-out in the strong auto parts group.


Meanwhile, the GMI remains at a strong 6 (of 6) and a Buy signal.



2 thoughts on “New Rocket Scan; 12th day of $QQQ short term up-trend; $THRM, $LEA-cup and handle”

  1. Dr. Wish: Is the Rocket Scan and Darvas scan described in your previous blogs? If yes, can you kindly give me the date of those blogs. Thanks

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