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 260 weeks of public selections as part of this ongoing live forward-testing research. The frequency of 10%+ returns in a week is averaging over 4x the broad market averages in the past 5+ years.
In 2017, the sample size began with 12 stocks, then 8 stocks in 2018, and at members' request since 2020, I now generate only 4 selections each week. In addition 2 Dow 30 picks are provided, as well as a new active ETF portfolio that competes against a signal ETF model. Monthly Growth & Dividend MDA breakout stocks continue to beat the market each year as well. I offer 11 top models of short and long term value and momentum portfolios that have beaten the S&P 500 since my trading S&P 500 since my trading studies were made public.
The Momentum Gauges®, economic events, and weekly market outlook are now separated into a new weekly outlook article here which also includes my new weekly Technical Market update videos:
Momentum Gauge® stoplight signals
All the Momentum Gauges are weakening ahead of Week 34. The Daily and Weekly Market Gauges as well as the S&P 500 gauges are in the longest positive stretch for 2022 and showing signs of topping. More details in the outlook article above.
In a quick study of the MDA breakout selections YTD there are 75 picks in 33 weeks beating the S&P 500. 45 picks beating the S&P 500 by over 10%+ in double digits. Leading MDA gainers include (CLFD) +99.4%, (TA) +56.1%, (VRDN) +83.1%, (TDW) +79.6, (RES) +68.6% of the 75 picks beating the major indices YTD.
Additional background, measurements, and high frequency breakout records on the Weekly MDA Breakout model is here: Value And Momentum MDA Breakouts +70.5% In 52 Weeks: Final 2021 Year End Report Card
Momentum Gauge® trading signal: Positive conditions ahead of Week 34
First half returns with all weekly returns on the V&M Dashboard
Red weekly color indicates negative Market Momentum Gauge signals. MDA breakout selections outperform when the market signal is positive and daily negative values are below 40 level.
Historical MDA Breakout minimal buy/hold returns are at +70.5% YTD when trading only in the positive weeks consistent with the positive Momentum Gauges® signals. Remarkably, the frequency streak of 10% gainers within a 4- or 5-day trading week continues at highly statistically significant levels above 80% not counting frequent multiple 10%+ gainers in a single week.
Longer term many of these selections join the V&M Multibagger list now at 129 weekly picks with over 100%+ gains, 62 picks over 200%+, 21 picks over 500%+ and 14 picks with over 1000%+ gains since January 2019 such as:
More than 200 stocks have gained over 10% in a 5-day trading week since this MDA testing began in 2017. A frequency comparison chart is at the end of this article. Readers are cautioned that these are highly volatile stocks that may not be appropriate for achieving your long term investment goals: How to Achieve Optimal Asset Allocation
The picks for next week consist of 1 Financial, 1 Communications, 1 Healthcare, and 1 Energy sector stocks. These stocks are released to members in advance every Friday morning near the open for the best gains. Prior selections may be doing well, but for research purposes I deliberately do not duplicate selections from the prior week. These selections are based on MDA characteristics from my research, including strong money flows, positive sentiment, and strong fundamentals -- but readers are cautioned to follow the Momentum Gauges® for the best results.
FaZe Holdings - Communication Services / Internet Content
Price Target: $22.00/share (See my FAQ #20 on price targets)
|Aug-15-22 04:16PM||FaZe Holdings Inc. Reports Second Quarter 2022 Financial Results PR Newswire|
|Aug-09-22 08:30AM||FaZe Clan Sets Second Quarter 2022 Business Update Webcast for Monday, August 15, 2022, at 2:00 p.m. PT PR Newswire|
|Jul-28-22 09:00AM||FAZE CLAN AND THE NFL BRING THE '1ON1' SERIES WITH FAZE DEESTROYING TO MULTIPLE CITIES DURING PRESEASON PR Newswire|
|Jul-26-22 09:20AM||FaZe Clan Launches FaZe Subs Exclusively Available on DoorDash GlobeNewswire|
(Source: Company Resources)
FaZe Holdings Inc. operates lifestyle and media platform in gaming and youth culture. The company produces content, designs merchandise and consumer products, and creates advertising and sponsorship programs for brands reaching approximately 500 million fans across social platforms. It delivers various entertainment spanning video blogs, lifestyle and branded content, gaming highlights, and live streams of competitive gaming tournaments
Perella Weinberg Partners - Financial / Capital Markets
Price Target: $10.00/share (See my FAQ #20 on price targets)
|Aug-19-22 08:31AM||Perella Weinberg Partners Announces Expiration and Results of Exchange Offer and Consent Solicitation Relating to its Warrants GlobeNewswire|
|Aug-15-22 05:06PM||Perella Weinberg Partners Announces Effectiveness of Registration Statement for Its Exchange Offer and Consent Solicitation Relating to Its Warrants GlobeNewswire|
|Aug-07-22 08:23AM||Perella Weinberg Partners (NASDAQ:PWP) Is Due To Pay A Dividend Of $0.07 Simply Wall St.|
|Aug-04-22 07:00AM||Perella Weinberg Partners Reports Second Quarter 2022 Results GlobeNewswire|
|Jul-22-22 08:08AM||Perella Weinberg Partners Announces Commencement of Exchange Offer and Consent Solicitation Relating to Warrants GlobeNewswire|
(Source: Company Resources)
Perella Weinberg Partners, an independent investment banking company, provides strategic and financial advice services in the United States and internationally. The company offers advice services related to mission-critical strategic and financial decisions, mergers and acquisition execution, shareholder and defense advisory, capital raising, structure and restructuring, capital markets advisory, energy underwriting, and equity research.
First, be sure to follow the Momentum Gauges® when applying the same MDA breakout model parameters to only 30 stocks on the Dow Index. Conditions have delivered the worst first half to the stock market since 1970. Second, these selections are made without regard to market cap or the below-average volatility typical of mega-cap stocks that may produce good results relative to other Dow 30 stocks.
The most recent picks of weekly Dow selections in pairs for the last 5 weeks:
|Symbol||Company||Current % return from selection Week|
|(MRK)||Merck & Co.||+2.76%|
|(UNH)||UnitedHealth Group||+5.49% Reported Q2 - July 15th|
|(AXP)||American Express||+15.72% Reported Q2 - July 22nd|
If you are looking for a much broader selection of large cap breakout stocks beyond the weekly stocks, I recommend these long term portfolios. The new mid-year selections were released to members to start July:
These long term selections are significantly outperforming many major Hedge Funds and all the hedge fund averages since inception. Consider the actively managed ARK Innovation fund down -52.8% YTD, Tiger Global Management -52% YTD, RTW Investment Group -34% YTD.
Merck & Co (MRK)
Merck continues for a second week as a breakout pick in strong breakout conditions following earnings results July 28th moving higher in the positive channel. Institutions are net buyers and insiders are net selling as sentiment improves sharply with high net MFI inflows. Breakout conditions to prior highs remains strong and analysts have consensus target around $100/share with recent upgrades to $102/share.
As I have documented before from my research over the years, these MDA breakout picks were designed as high frequency gainers.
These documented high frequency gains in less than a week continue into 2020 at rates more than four times higher than the average stock market returns against comparable stocks with a minimum $2/share and $100 million market cap. The enhanced gains from further MDA research in 2020 are both larger and more frequent than in previous years in every category. ~ The 2020 MDA Breakout Report Card
The frequency percentages remain very similar to returns documented here on Seeking Alpha since 2017 and at rates that greatly exceed the gains of market returns by 2x and as much as 5x in the case of 5% gains.
The 2021 and 2020 breakout percentages with 4 stocks selected each week.
MDA selections are restricted to stocks above $2/share, $100M market cap, and greater than 100k avg daily volume. Penny stocks well below these minimum levels have been shown to benefit greatly from the model but introduce much more risk and may be distorted by inflows from readers selecting the same micro-cap stocks.
These stocks continue the live forward-testing of the breakout selection algorithms from my doctoral research with continuous enhancements over prior years. These Weekly Breakout picks consist of the shortest duration picks of seven quantitative models I publish from top financial research that also include one-year buy/hold value stocks. Remember to follow the Momentum Gauges® in your investing decisions for the best results.
All the V&M portfolio models are beating the market indices through the worst 6 month start since 1970. New mid-year value portfolios are up sharply to start the next long term buy/hold period.
The final 2021 returns for the different portfolio models from January of last year are shown below.
All the very best to you, stay safe and healthy and have a great week of trading!
JD Henning, PhD, MBA, CFE, CAMS
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