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Relative Strength Spread

The chart below is the spread between the relative strength leaders and relative strength laggards (universe of mid and large cap stocks). When the chart is rising, relative strength leaders are performing better than relative strength laggards. As of 6/25/2012:

RSSpread062612 Relative Strength Spread

The trend of RS leaders beating RS laggards has shown some real persistence since February-a trend that potentially bodes well for RS strategies going forward.