Five Stocks With Recent Price Strength To Enhance Your Returns

Wall Street is enjoying a dream run for nearly five months. The three major stock indexes — the Dow, the S&P 500 and the Nasdaq Composite — rallied significantly in the last four months. Wall Street historically remains muted in August. But this year, markets are continuing their northbound journey, defying coronavirus-led woes.

Then again, the market is yet to fully recover year to date from the pandemic-led devastations. The Nasdaq Composite is flying high and the S&P 500 recently recorded a fresh all-time high erasing coronavirus-induced losses. However, the Dow is still in negative territory and way behind its all-time high recorded on Feb 12.

The market's worst appears behind us as negative estimates are already factored in valuations. Although coronavirus-induced woes are persisting in the United States, causing occasional market fluctuations, the overall movement of Wall Street is likely to remain northbound.

Meanwhile, second-quarter 2020 earnings results have not come in as bad as expected at the start of the reporting cycle. Moreover, systematic reopening of the U.S. economy after nearly two months of lockdowns helped in reviving aggregate demand.

This is evident from a series of better-than-expected economic data from April to August. Although second-quarter U.S. GDP plunged 32.9%, it was better than the consensus estimate of a 34.7% decline.

At this stage, wouldn’t it be a safer strategy to look for stocks that are winners and have the potential to gain further?

Sounds Good? Here’s How to Execute It:

One should primarily target stocks that have freshly been on a bull run. Actually, stocks seeing price strength recently have a high chance of carrying the momentum forward.

If a stock is continuously witnessing an uptrend, there must be a solid reason or else it would have probably crashed. So, looking at stocks that are capable of beating the benchmark that they have set for themselves seems rational.

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