The market was generally good last week and should be good this week as well. More concern is on geo-political events that could cause a pullback. There is a very good chance that the week will be flat so individual stock choices will be important.

As always, my thoughts should only be used for educational purposes and any decision by the reader to use this information is subject to my disclaimer. In addition to the disclaimer, the stocks mentioned may have changed value from the time I wrote this to the time that you are reading it; therefore, the conclusions below may no longer be valid. The analysis on any investment indicator is always a short-term thought and just by being in this list the stock already is a long-term Good Company  or Fair Company and made my Watch List. If you are looking for long-term analysis of the stock, you should look for the stock in the company list that appears to the far right.

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I will only be commenting on stocks that are ranked as an "Investigate to buy" and Possible buy" on my daily investment indicator article. The most recent daily investment indicator article is from August 23. Those stocks are:

  • Agilent Technologies Inc.,
  • Apple Inc.,
  • Akamai Technologies Inc.,
  • Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc.,
  • AMETEK Inc.,
  • American Tower Corp,
  • ANSYS Inc.,
  • BlackRock Inc.,
  • Broadcom Corporation,
  • Compania de Minas Buenaventura SAA (ADR),
  • Cerner Corporation,
  • Capital One Financial Corp.,
  • Carter's Inc.,
  • Cirrus Logic Inc.,
  • Darling Ingredients Inc,
  • Deckers Outdoor Corp,
  • Equinix Inc,
  • First Financial Bancorp,
  • Google Inc,
  • Gulfport Energy Corporation,
  • Jarden Corp,
  • JPMorgan Chase & Co.,
  • KLA-Tencor Corporation,
  • Lululemon Athletica inc.,
  • Monster Beverage Corp,
  • Merck & Co. Inc.,
  • Nordson Corporation,
  • Netflix Inc.,
  • Annaly Capital Management Inc.,
  • Panera Bread Co,
  • Constellation Brands Inc.,
  • Skyworks Solutions Inc,
  • Trimble Navigation Limited,
  • Trinity Industries Inc,
  • Tractor Supply Company,
  • Under Armour Inc,
  • Ulta Salon Cosmetics & Fragrance Inc.,
  • Yahoo! Inc.,
  • Whole Foods Market Inc.,

Investment Indicator Thoughts

S&P 500
The general S&P 500 (ticker is ^GSPC and the first line of my investment indicator articles). Last week had this indicator in solid buy position. This is a sign of a strong growth trend which will allow even the weakest companies to do fairly well.

NASDAQ Composite
The NASDAQ Composite (the ticker is ^IXIC and the second line of my investment indicator articles). Last week had this indicator in solid buy position. This is a sign of a strong growth trend which will allow even the weakest companies to do fairly well.

Agilent Technologies Inc.
Agilent Technologies Inc. [stckqut]A[/stckqut] pulled back a bit after a big run. Thi...
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Apple Inc.
Apple Inc. [stckqut]AAPL[/stckqut] is showing strength again. I anticipate continued ...
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Akamai Technologies, Inc.
Akamai Technologies, Inc. [stckqut]AKAM[/stckqut] is flirting with its 52-week high. ...
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Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. [stckqut]ALXN[/stckqut] is struggling to break its chan...
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AMETEK, Inc.
AMETEK, Inc. [stckqut]AME[/stckqut] seems to have moved back into its comfortable ran...
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American Tower Corp
American Tower Corp [stckqut]AMT[/stckqut] has been generally immune to the bad news ...
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ANSYS, Inc.
ANSYS, Inc. [stckqut]ANSS[/stckqut] looks like it has broken its channel. You may wan...
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BlackRock, Inc.
BlackRock, Inc. [stckqut]BLK[/stckqut] is strongly growing for the past few weeks. I ...
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Broadcom Corporation
Broadcom Corporation [stckqut]BRCM[/stckqut] is showing a weak buy signal. This stock...
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Compania de Minas Buenaventura SAA (ADR)
Compania de Minas Buenaventura SAA (ADR) [stckqut]BVN[/stckqut] has been doing well f...
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Cerner Corporation
Cerner Corporation [stckqut]CERN[/stckqut] is showing some weak signs of growth in th...
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Capital One Financial Corp.
Capital One Financial Corp. [stckqut]COF[/stckqut] will try to break $85 as long as t...
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Carter's, Inc.
Carter's, Inc. [stckqut]CRI[/stckqut] had a huge price gain a few weeks ago. If you w...
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Cirrus Logic, Inc.
Cirrus Logic, Inc. [stckqut]CRUS[/stckqut] was showing some nice growth last week. Th...
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Darling Ingredients Inc
Darling Ingredients Inc [stckqut]DAR[/stckqut] is showing a weak signal. You may be a...
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Deckers Outdoor Corp
Deckers Outdoor Corp [stckqut]DECK[/stckqut] has been growing nicely for almost a mon...
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Equinix Inc
Equinix Inc [stckqut]EQIX[/stckqut] had a good week last week to continue its multi-m...
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First Financial Bancorp
First Financial Bancorp [stckqut]FFBC[/stckqut] is in a pretty solid channel. I would...
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Google Inc
Google Inc [stckqut]GOOG[/stckqut] is trading just shy of its 52 week high. I do not...
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Gulfport Energy Corporation
Gulfport Energy Corporation [stckqut]GPOR[/stckqut] is showing a weak buy signal. You...
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Jarden Corp
Jarden Corp [stckqut]JAH[/stckqut] showed some nice growth last week. Short term resi...
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JPMorgan Chase & Co.
JPMorgan Chase & Co. [stckqut]JPM[/stckqut] is showing nice growth. Look for a new 52...
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KLA-Tencor Corporation
KLA-Tencor Corporation [stckqut]KLAC[/stckqut] set a new 52-week high. Look for this ...
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Lululemon Athletica inc.
Lululemon Athletica inc. [stckqut]LULU[/stckqut] may have found its bottom but I am n...
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Monster Beverage Corp
Monster Beverage Corp [stckqut]MNST[/stckqut] saw a big spike due to an investment by...
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Merck & Co., Inc.
Merck & Co., Inc. [stckqut]MRK[/stckqut] is flirting with its 52-week high. Probably ...
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Nordson Corporation
Nordson Corporation [stckqut]NDSN[/stckqut] looks to be trying to get to its 52-week ...
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Netflix, Inc.
Netflix, Inc. [stckqut]NFLX[/stckqut] looks like it is back in growth mode. Probably ...
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Annaly Capital Management, Inc.
Annaly Capital Management, Inc. [stckqut]NLY[/stckqut] appears to have barely broken ...
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Panera Bread Co
Panera Bread Co [stckqut]PNRA[/stckqut] is trying to stem its multi-month drop. Not s...
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Constellation Brands, Inc.
Constellation Brands, Inc. [stckqut]STZ[/stckqut] is showing a weak signal. I am not ...
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Skyworks Solutions Inc
Skyworks Solutions Inc [stckqut]SWKS[/stckqut] went flat with the market downturn and...
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Trimble Navigation Limited
Trimble Navigation Limited [stckqut]TRMB[/stckqut] is trying to stop a downward slide...
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Trinity Industries Inc
Trinity Industries Inc [stckqut]TRN[/stckqut] is growing fast right now. Lately, when...
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Tractor Supply Company
Tractor Supply Company [stckqut]TSCO[/stckqut] enjoyed a nice bump a few weeks ago an...
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Under Armour Inc
Under Armour Inc [stckqut]UA[/stckqut] looks like it stopped its downward drop but I ...
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Ulta Salon, Cosmetics & Fragrance, Inc.
Ulta Salon, Cosmetics & Fragrance, Inc. [stckqut]ULTA[/stckqut] may have broken its c...
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Yahoo! Inc.
Yahoo! Inc. [stckqut]YHOO[/stckqut] may have broken its channel! Resistance at $40....
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Whole Foods Market, Inc.
Whole Foods Market, Inc. [stckqut]WFM[/stckqut] seems to be showing a weak signal. Do...
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