Fuel Tech on Fire

| About: Fuel Tech, (FTEK)
Fuel Tech Inc. (NASDAQ:FTEK) is not a stock most people know of, but it is up almost 100% since October. Fuel Tech makes equipment that helps power plants reduce air pollution and burn fuel more efficiently. With democrats winning the elections last month, the stock has gained added momentum and looks like it will end the year near an all time high.

FTEK is not for the faint hearted. It sports a very high valuation and its price/volume action demonstrates plenty of volatility. However, considering that democrats are against big oil and pro environment, Fuel Tech is poised to stay in favor for a while, although, it is a stock completely levered to market's momentum.

Over the next couple of weeks, those who own it will make money, but the stock is up too much too quick (support is at $18) to be a core long term holding. I bought the stock after I sent the note to readers, but it's a small position and is meant to catch the quick move I expect between now and the end of the year. Though the stock grew at 90% this recent quarter, it is one of those small-cap, high growth, momentum plays that can turn on you at anytime.

For those that are shorting it, watch out. You will get burnt.

FTEK 1-yr chart:

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