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Week 18 MDA Breakout Stocks - May 2022: Short-Term Picks To Give You An Edge



  • Two sample Breakout Stocks for Week 18 with better than 10% short-term upside potential and a Dow 30 pick. Average cumulative returns now up to +62.7% YTD.
  • High frequency breakouts continue despite negative Momentum Gauge® signals with peak gains in 1 of 4 picks above 10%: NNBR +10.53%.
  • All the V&M Portfolios are beating the S&P 500 YTD, led by the ETF portfolio +15.2%, Piotroski Value +7.1%, and Positive Forensic +5.6% YTD.
  • The streak of weekly picks gaining over 10% in less than a week of trading days increased to 210 out of 257 trading weeks (81.7%), not counting multiple gainers.
  • The MDA breakout picks continue to beat the S&P 500 into 6 consecutive years, delivering a CAGR +49.8% and 726.0% compounding returns through 2021. 2021 returns were +70.5%.
  • This idea was discussed in more depth with members of my private investing community, Value & Momentum Breakouts. Learn More »

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The Weekly Breakout Forecast continues my doctoral research analysis on MDA breakout selections over more than 7 years. This subset of the different portfolios I regularly analyze has now exceeded 250 weeks of public selections

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JD Henning is a Finance PhD, MBA, investment adviser, fraud examiner and certified anti-money laundering specialist with more than 30 years trading and investing stocks and other securities. JD runs Value & Momentum Breakouts where he identifies identify breakout signals and breakdown warnings using technical and fundamental analysis.

Signals from his proprietary Momentum Gauges® not only alert subscribers of market changes, but the strength of markets for short term breakouts or breakdown warnings across 11 different sectors. Top stock and ETF selections use technical and fundamental systems in proven financial studies. Value & Momentum Breakouts is the place to build your own optimal portfolio mix with a community of like-minded investors and traders. Features include a Premium Portfolio, bull/bear ETF strategy, morning updates and an active chat room. Learn more.

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Comments (2)

JD Henning profile picture
$WIRE is the first of the four picks released to members to gain over 10% in less than a week now up 12.5% through Wed morning. Extending the streak to 211 weeks of at least 1 pick gaining more than 10% in less than a week.
ndardick profile picture
Exemplary call on MRK this week. I have sold every pharma stock I own except MRK, PFE and VTRS. Yes, indeed. I sold JNJ, ABBV, BMY, GSK and RHHBY as I perceive them all to have far less remaining upside potential, if any, than MRK, PFE and VTRS.
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