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Brock, Lakonishok, and LeBaron. Simple Technical Trading Rules and the Stochastic Properties of Stock Returns. Journal of Finance, 47, 1992: 1731-1764.

Now, without further ado, our list of Foolish Eight principles.

1. A high relative strength of 90 or more
2. A minimum price tag of $7 per share
3. Daily Dollar Volume somewhere from $1 million to $25 million
4. Sales and earnings growth of 25% or greater
5. $500 million or less in sales
6. Net profit margin of at least 7%
7. Insider holdings of 10% or more
8. Positive cash flow from operations

stock price
order by annual dividend yield
pick top 10
pick top lowest priced stocks
if lowest price == highest dividend yield throw it out

Try to catch a fallen star, a stock that has fallen victim to bad news. You can spot these unfortunates in daily newspaper lists of stocks reaching 52-week lows. To find out whether the company is reeling from only a temporary setback instead of a terminal problem, look for long-term debt that is not greater than 40% of the company's total capitalization and less than 10% of annual sales. Aggressive new management, significant cost reductions and the introduction of potentially profitable products are other signs of a potential comeback.

Remember, however, that low stock prices don't automatically mean value, as buyers of commercial bank stocks in 1990 learned to their sorrow. The median decline in 1990 of the shares of the 50 largest banks was 36%, despite the fact they began the year at depressed levels. Your margin of safety will come from buying healthy companies at attractive prices. "Healthy'' means low debt with returns on equity of more than 15%. "Attractive'' means that the stocks are selling at or below the market's average price/earnings multiple, and at a 25% to 50% discount to book value

The search seeks stocks with low Price/Sales Ratios, high Company Growth Ratios, very High Insider Trading, and High Sales Growth.
The search is topped off by looking for companies that have reported positive earnings surprises at least 3 out of the last 4 quarters

The nitty-gritty:  buy when the MACD line crosses the zero line.  Telescan conveniently places a small green arrow pointing up at these points.  The reverse is also true:  sell when it crosses down over the line.  There is a correlating small down pointing red arrow for these signals.  The default time periods that Telescan and WallStreetCity uses are 28, 13, and 4.

"This indicator, developed by Gerald Appel, utilizes three moving averages in its construction, although only two lines are shown on the chart.  The first line (called the MACD line) is the difference between two exponentially smoothed moving averages of the price (usually 12 and 26 periods).  The computer subtracts the longer average (26) from the shorter (12) to obtain the MACD line.  A moving average (usually 9 periods) is then used to smooth the MACD line to form a second (signal) line.  The result is that two lines are shown on the chart, the faster MACD line and the slower signal line.  Some analysts prefer to use the preceding moving average values for buy signals and another set of values for sell signals, as Appel originally recommended.  The problem with doing that is that you need to construct two different MACD indicators with two different sets of numbers.  Perhaps for this reason, or for purposes of simplicity, most analysts seem content to employ the previously mentioned default values (9, 12, and 26) in all situations.  By doing it that way, the same moving average values can be used for buy and sell signals on all markets, as well as on daily, weekly, and monthly charts."  Taken from John J. Murphy's The Visual investor: How to Spot Market Trends (1996).
Current Earnings.  Stocks that satisfy the CAN SLIM formula, have very large increases in current earnings, usually of 25% or more.
Annual Earnings  The annual earnings per share should show a growth rate of greater than 25% over the last 5 years. 
New Highs  Mr. O'Neil suggests buying stocks that are making new highs after breaking out of a period of consolidation. 
Shares outstanding  Stocks meeting the CAN SLIM criteria have less than 30 million shares outstanding (focus on stocks having about 5 million shares outstanding), paying particular attention to the changes in demand as determined by the daily volume. 
Leading stocks  Stocks should be selected from the leading companies in the strongest industries. Attention should be paid to the relative strength of both the stock and the group in which it is in. 
Institutional ownership  At least one institution should be owners/buyers of the stock 
Market conditions  According to CAN SLIM, knowing the overall direction trend in the market is as important as the stocks you select. Mr. O'Neil recommends watching the 200 day moving average of the Dow Jones Industrial Average as well as changes in the daily volume
Realnetworks: RNWK
Amazon: AMZN
WorldCom: WCOM
Cisco: CSCO
Intel: INTC
Hewlett: HWP
Compaq: CPQ
Dell: DELL
Xylan: XYLN
Asnate: ASNT
Seagate: SEG
Novell NOVL
Adaptec: ADPT
J. Baker JBAK
Boeing BA
Air Canada ACNAF
Toy R Us TOY

 ICN (1.3) x 200 ? 4400
TMO(1.5) x 200 ? $4000
FLC (1.6) x 300 ? $4200
RII (1.6) x 200  ? $3000
WCOM x 100 ? $5200

Bought 98/10/26
ICN 200@23 1/2
TMO 200@17.5
FLC 300@13
RII 200@ 15.5
WCOM 200@52.5

Sold: 98/10/26
FLC 240@13.8

Buy: 98/10/27
USF 200@$20

Bought: 98/10/27
USF 200@ $20

Sold: 98/10/28

Sold: 98/10/29

Sold: 98/11/02
USF 160@21

Bought: 98/11/02
VSTN 300@ $12
HMT 300@ $15
GCO 600@ $6.5

Sold: 98/11/03
GCO 480@ $6.825

Sold: 98/11/04
VSTN 240@ $12.625

BOUGHT: 98/11/05
EMIS 200@11
RXSD 200@20

Sold: 98/11/09
EMIS 160@11.5625

Sell: 98/10/26 (5/80%)
VSTN 240@??
EMIS 160@??
RXSD 160@21
HMT 240@ $15.75
GCO 480@ ??
ICN 160@24.675
TMO 40@??
FLC 60@??
RII 40@??
USF 40@??

Sell: 98/11/13
TSCN 400@4.5375

ADI 200??

Zaks ?? Thompson (both 1.0)
CLEC (1.0) BUY neutral
RZT (1.0)  5 n/a
SER (1.0) BUY neut
EYES? BUY v.positive
GTAX? 2 n/a
TACX? 2 n/a
AVRT 1 n/a
CMPS? young positive
GIL 3 n/a
RCOT v.neg
MTRN? 1 neut

TSCN (1.0)? BUY neut
TTN (1.0) BUY neut
NRRD (1.0) neg
RHCI (1.0) n/a
MTLM (1.0) neg
JBAK (1.0)BUY neut
SCVL (1.0) 2 n/a
BEXP 2 n/a
PGEI (1.0)?? BUY positive
TTG 1 ???
OHSI?? 4 BUY?neut
HUG ?? if 26-8 neg

FRAG n3 /a
STYL 2 BUY@15 neut

OWN (1.0) BUY pos

VDIM 4 neg
CAND 3 neut
CNDS? 1 neg
WBKC 1 neut

watch RGB 1 neg

MMWW (1.0)
PCOP(1.0 / 1.2) BUY? 4
HUG (1.0)
VSTN (1.1) @12
QMDC (1.1)
GMH (1.1) 1.6
EMIS(1.2) @ 7.375? 80M
HMA (1.2)

GTRC (1.3)
HMT (1.3) @15 3091 M
SFE (1.3) @
FFD (1.3) @ 10.1875 468M
USF (1.3) * ? $20
GDYS (1.3) ? $11?
SAVLY (1.3)
GCO (1.4) @6.5 172M
SGE(1.4) 2.0
ICGX (1.4)
MISI (1.4)
CSCO (1.5)
NBTY (1.5) 1.2
PAH (1.5) 2.0
ICIX (1.5) 2.1
PGEX (1.5)
GSTX (1.5)
VPI (1.5)
CRK (1.5)* 1.8
RXSD (1.6)* 2.0
CPQ (1.6)
IDTC (1.6) 1.2****
ADI (1.7), ? $18
XYLN (1.7)*
AXPH (1.7) ?$5.50 2.3
MIKE (1.7)
FUSE (1.8) ? $9
BGP () ?= $25 1.3
FINL (1.9)
ODP (1.9) ?= $25
RDC (2.1),
CZN (2.2)
AMD (2.5),
Z (3.3),

CS (2.7)
FCX (2.1)
NSM (2.6)
QHGI (1.9)
QNTM (2.2)

TOY (2.9)


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G#8 O#21: Quick?Reilley $15
G#11 O#33: Ameritrade $8 $13
G#4 O#20 Waterhouse $12
*****Lindner $7
SureTrade $8


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Minimum of 100% between High and Low
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