Small Cap Best And Worst + Seasonality - Thursday, Dec. 29

The average score in small cap is 58.77 and the average score over the past four weeks is 61.40. The average small cap stock in our coverage is trading -21.45% below its 52 week high, 5.47% above its 200 dma, and has 6.51 days to cover held short.

The strongest small cap sectors are industrial goods, financials, consumer goods, services, and technology. Basics, utilities, and healthcare score below average.

There are the top baskets for first quarter seasonality over the past 10 years. 

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 Here's the first quarter seasonal track record for major market ETFs.

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The top small cap industry is catalogs (FLWS, NSIT). Semi ICs (DIOD), networking & communication (SMCI, SILC), P&C insurance (STFC), and trucking (SAIA, MRTN) are also strong scoring. 

Steel & Iron (ZEUS, USAP, ROCK, HAYN) and oil & gas drillers (PKD) are best in basics. Auto parts (SRI) and processed & packaged goods can be bought in consumer goods. The top financials industries include P&C insurers, regional banks (LTXB, MBWM, LKFN), and S&Ls (NWBI, OCFC, DCOM, BRKL). In healthcare, focus on specialized health services (BEAT, USPH), medical instruments (IART, UTMD, VASC, LMAT), and home healthcare (CHE). The best scoring industrials baskets are heavy construction (MTRX) and general building materials (HW). Catalogs, trucking, and resorts/casinos (BYD, CNTY) are best in services. Concentrate on semiconductor ICs, networking & communication devices, and business software (EBIX, MSTR, NTCT, CSGS) in technology. 

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