Week 30 Breakout Forecast: Short-Term Picks To Give You An Edge



  • Publishing 2 of the 8 new Week 30 breakout stocks that are available only to subscribers with better than 10% short-term upside potential.
  • Performance Results for the 1-week YTD (+29.75%) and total returns (+70.94%) are significantly outperforming S&P 500.
  • The Momentum Gauges ended the week with signals at low levels of positive momentum (27) and low levels of negative momentum (18).
  • Top Gainers last four weeks: LONE +11.68%, PIRS +5.42%, LXU +25.46%, VLRS +9.47%, NVTA +5.39%, TST +13.53%, AIRG +13.15%, QTNT +8.44%, MOBL +7.45%.
  • Continuing from last year now makes it 56 out of 67 trading weeks (83.58%) with at least one stock move 10% or greater within a 4 or 5 day trading week. Currently 11 consecutive weeks with a 10% move.

Breakout Forecast Selections for Week 30:

Market conditions continue with low breakout momentum. The positive momentum gauge continues to decline into the red at 27 down from a value of 34 at the end of the prior week. These low momentum conditions signal a reduction in momentum selection reliability - be cautious.

The negative momentum gauge also declined from a value of 22 last week to a low value of 18 for negative momentum. The all time low for the positive momentum selection gauge is 8 during week 14 of 2018 and all time high is 120 during August 2017. Last published report: Week 29 Breakout Forecast

My momentum gauges are based on the count of the momentum stocks screened as either positive accelerating and negative accelerating stocks based on my research algorithm. The combination of the two different types of momentum categories screened by my algorithm may help validate the quality of the overall market momentum strength.

Total Return Chart: +70.94%

The Total Return Chart reflects total return of all stocks in the weekly portfolio.

Market fund flow update July 20 from ETF.com:

A continued rally in the U.S. stock market helped fuel solid inflows for ETFs this week. In total, $6.1 billion flowed into U.S.-listed ETFs during the week-ending Thursday, July 19, bringing year-to-date inflows to $137.1 billion.

~ ETF.com

This week I have selected 8 breakout stocks from the following sectors: 1 financial, 1 technology, 1 industrial goods and 5 healthcare.

The two sample selections from the eight positive momentum stocks for this week include:

  1. Ceragon Networks (CRNT) - Technology / Communication Equipment
  2. TransEnterix (TRXC) - Healthcare / Medical Instruments & Supplies

Thumbnail images of the Breakout Forecast Portfolio Week 30 Caution: These stocks are not necessarily recommended for long term buy/hold unless you are comfortable with very large price swings. As I continue to observe, strong momentum events usually last from one to three weeks and may encounter some substantial decline before returning again to positive gains.

Note: These are the most volatile selections I offer from among all the different Value & Momentum portfolios. Proposed entry points for each of the selected stocks are as close to the highlighted prices in yellow on the charts at market open. All stocks are selected for high short-term breakout results over one to three weeks.

Breakout Stock Selections for Week 30

Note: all breakout stocks are selected based on my algorithm to increase the frequency of 10% gains within a short period of time. Price targets are estimated through an unrelated technical charting process for those who are looking for estimated exit points, however it is possible the momentum in these selections may move well beyond the initial target.

Ceragon Networks (CRNT) - Technology / Communication Equipment Price Target: 4.40

Jul-06-18 09:00AM Ceragon Networks® Second Quarter 2018 Financial Results Scheduled for Release on August 6, 2018 PR Newswire
Jul-05-18 07:45AM BlackBerry and Three Additional Stocks Under Scanner in the Communication Equipment Space ACCESSWIRE
Jun-24-18 10:58AM What Does Ceragon Networks Ltds (NASDAQ:CRNT) Share Price Indicate? Simply Wall St.

Ceragon Networks Ltd. provides wireless backhaul solutions that enable cellular operators and other wireless service providers to deliver voice and data services worldwide. Its wireless backhaul solutions use microwave radio technology to transfer telecommunication traffic between base stations, small sells, and the core of the service provider's network.

TransEnterix (TRXC) - Healthcare / Medical Instruments & Supplies Price Target: 6.00

Jul-12-18 07:25AM Free Stock Performance Review on TransEnterix and Three Additional Medical Supplies Stocks ACCESSWIRE
Jul-02-18 06:55AM TransEnterix Provides Corporate Update Business Wire
Jun-25-18 06:55AM TransEnterix, Inc. to Join the Russell 2000® Index Business Wire

TransEnterix, Inc., a medical device company, engages in the research, development, and sale of medical device robotics to enhance minimally invasive surgery. The company offers Senhance System, a multi-port robotic surgery system, which allows up to four arms to control robotic instruments and a camera in Europe. It also develops SurgiBot System, a single-port system robotically enhanced laparoscopic surgical platform.

2018 Chart: +29.75% YTD

Cumulative return with 1-Week holding period.

Breakout Forecast Performance Results

Total Breakout portfolio returns from prior weeks are listed below to illustrate the rolling returns of prior top performers and total portfolio returns:

Breakout Forecast Portfolio gains past 5 weeks / Top 3 Performing Stocks
Week 25 -10.89% / (AIRG) +13.15% (QTNT) +8.44% (MOBL) +7.45%
Week 23 +5.04% / (BVX) +25.12% (MEIP) +15.61% (GEMP) +15.40%
Week 22 -4.77% / (BPI) +11.80% (TXMD) +2.70% (MNTX) +2.66%
Week 21 +4.43% / (RUBI) +37.30% (VTL) +32.03% (GALT) +23.25%
Week 20 -4.09% / (NVTA) +23.31% (KTOS) +15.23% (ARTX) +9.51%

*The most current weekly portfolio results (including all the value and forensic portfolios) are available to subscribers HERE.

A detailed holding period analysis for Q1 2018 sampled Breakout Stocks is available here for review: Value & Momentum Breakout Stock Returns For Q1 2018

Long Term Portfolio Returns

As a reminder of the other longer term portfolios being tracked and updated regularly, here are the returns through Week 28. The Premium Portfolio is an actively managed trading portfolio exclusively for members. The Original July Forensic portfolios both Negative and Positive are reaching their full one year returns the end of this month. The Russell 3000 anomaly portfolio is the new annual selection starting in July, with last year's annual return of 39.92%.

Planned Portfolio Report Schedule*

The new Piotroski-Graham enhanced value portfolio has been released for July and can be found HERE as part of the alternating formation schedule with the Forensic portfolios as shown below. The annual Russell 3000 anomaly selections for 2018/19 have also just be released and can be found HERE.

* subject to changes as life unfolds

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I think these breakout stocks will serve you well in Week 30 and beyond. I hope you all do well with these stocks and always diversify to minimize some of the market risks. All the very best, and have a great week of trading!

JD Henning, PhD, MBA, CFE, CAMS

Editor's Note: This article covers one or more microcap stocks. Please be aware of the risks associated with these stocks.

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