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PatternDNA: Trading Ideas for Christmas Week

Once again we can look to the ever productive Jim Cramer for trading ideas and sizing his views against the analysis of PatternDNA. This week we can thank Miriam Metzinger for Friday's Mad Money selection. 

Jim started with six bullish calls with Macy's (NYSE:M) topping his list. The other five were Exelon (NYSE:EXC), TriQuint Semiconductor (TQNT), Research in Motion (RIMM), Allegheny Technologies (NYSE:ATI), Edwards Lifesciences (NYSE:EW). Of his four bearish picks there was Trina Solar (NYSE:TSL), Isis Pharmaceuticals (ISIS), TJX (NYSE:TJX) and Titanium Metals (TIE).

How did PatternDNA view these stocks?

Stock No. of
% Win
% Win
% Win


M 196 47 50 51 4.1
EXC 48 56 59 64 1.5
TQNT 113 60 58 63 11.8
RIMM 110 55 66 65 6.9
ATI 59 46 61 47 7
EW 112 38 30 46 -2
TSL 77 46 46 58 14.4
ISIS 65 52 47 61 -0.4
TJX 68 60 57 59 10
TIE 232 39 41 48 4.4

Of the Patterns returned Macys (M) and Titanium Metals (TIE) had the most common Pattern. Common Patterns don't tend to lend an edge but the Pattern for Titanium (TIE) had quite a bearish outlook over the two days immediately after the Patten completed (i.e. Monday and Tuesday), although it recovered a little by the fifth day. 

TriQuint Semiconductor (TQNT) had an uncommon Pattern which had both a bullish outlook for the next five days and a Cumulative Annualized Return of +11.8%, perhaps one with the most to offer bulls for this week.

One of Jim's bearish picks, Trina Solar (TSL) had the largest Cumulative Annualized Return of +14.4%, although its five-day outlook did not suggest gains started immediately. 

Likewise, Jim's bullish pick, Edwards Lifesciences (EW), had the most bearish outlook with a 62% and 70% probability of a lower close for Monday and Tuesday with a Cumulative Annualized Return of -2.2%. Perhaps one to avoid if a bull.

Of Jim's picks, the one where both Jim and PatternDNA are in agreement is TriQuint Semiconductor (TQNT). The stock has had a quiet start in the first half hour of trading and is down 0.1%. However, it is up 54.5% for the past three months and has returned 91.9% for the past year.