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Notice to visitors: Our algorithm finds high-momentum stocks.  Price momentum surges, especially if accompanied by volume surges often presage a significant move.  Stocks in a database of about 8,000 stocks are ranked by momentum.. 

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Momentum is similar to price-rate-of-change.  The difference is that momentum is expressed usually as a ratio, and price-rate-of-change is expressed as a percent.  Both are “momentum” measurements.  We express the momentum as a percentage here because it is easier for most people to visualize percentages than ratios.
       It is often possible to catch a stock early in a sustained move by monitoring stocks that have undergone a recent momentum surge.  Our momentum scanner computes the 10-day momentum of each of thousands of stocks.  Remember that a high 10-day momentum figure does not necessarily mean a viable trend has begun.  There may be nearby overhead resistance to any additional upside movement.  If there is, you should either wait and see if the stock breaks through that resistance or look elsewhere.  Look at the stock’s 3-year chart and it’s 1-year chart to get a sense of the context for the recent momentum.  Is the stock accelerating after touching its rising trendline, breaking through its upper Bollinger band, bursting through the neckline of an inverted head-and-shoulders formation, or breaking through the upper resistance boundary of an ascending triangle?  Look for such things to validate that the momentum is probably the beginning of a significant move.  If you do not know what these formations are, learn what overhead resistance looks like.  Many people consider the lack of overhead resistance to be sufficient reason to purchase a high-momentum stock.
       Extreme readings are more likely to be followed by a continuation of the upside movement.    Check a stock carefully before you buy it.  A momentum surge may result because of a possible takeover.  In such cases, a stock will usually gap up to a certain level then level off with little price change from then on (it goes relatively flat).  There might be another surge later or the stock may stay there for up to a few months and then plummet if the takeover collapses.  In short, the upside move may already be over.  We believe it is better to look for stocks that have not spiked up abruptly then traded flat after that, and that you make sure there is no nearby resistance overhanging the stock.  The bottom line is that stocks with the greatest momentum out of thousands of stocks probably have that momentum for a good reason
       The following is a list of 100 stocks that have the greatest momentum of thousands of stocks (we start with the Reuters database that has approximately 8,000 stocks). The list also includes buy and sell signals based on Donchian’s dual moving average (5 x 20) crossover system for all 100 stocks.
       This list was originally for subscribers only.  Now it is available to all visitors.  If there is nothing compelling on any given list, there might very well be something worth considering on the next list. 

“Mom” column shows how much the stock has gained in the last 10 days.

Updated Fri 1/14/22  after the close of market
Stock Name Sym Close % Ch %Vol Mom 5×20
             
NABORS INDUSTRIES NBR 115.02 12.41 68.7 41.8%  
INDEPENDENCE CONTRACT DRILLING ICD 4.22 10.47 153.9 40.7%  
TUNIU ADR REP CL A TOUR 1.36 -4.90 -13.3 40.2%  
ZYNGA CL A ZNGA 8.96 -1.10 -2.0 40.0%  
PBF ENERGY CL A PBF 18.15 6.14 0.5 39.9%  
CORENERGY INFRASTRUCTURE REIT CORR 4.30 0.47 -27.3 37.4%  
W AND T OFFSHORE WTI 4.39 4.52 17.8 35.9%  
DIREXION DAILY ENERGY BULL 2X ETF ERX 39.90 4.81 14.7 34.6%  
BP PRUDHOE BAY ROYALTY UNT BPT 5.26 -8.36 -28.5 33.8%  
PEABODY ENERGY BTU 13.44 7.78 40.3 33.5%  
OIL STATES INTERNATIONAL OIS 6.61 5.25 -11.3 33.0%  
DISCOVERY SRS C DISCK 30.40 7.04 101.4 32.8%  
RENREN ADR REP 45 CL A RENN 19.48 1.94 44.6 32.7%  
PROSHARES ULTRA OIL & GAS ETF DIG 101.55 4.82 187.5 32.6%  
CASTLIGHT HEALTH CL B CSLT 2.04 0.49 -25.8 32.5%  
DISCOVERY SRS A DISCA 31.18 6.27 0.5 32.5%  
KOSMOS ENERGY KOS 4.58 2.00 -15.0 32.4%  
PLURISTEM THERAPEUTICS PSTI 1.93 10.29 300.5 32.2%  
CVR ENERGY CVI 22.22 6.01 -10.9 32.2%  
RPC RES 6.00 6.38 19.0 32.2%  
EARTHSTONE ENERGY CL A ESTE 14.43 3.00 -14.3 31.9%  
US GLOBAL INVESTORS CL A GROW 5.79 -3.02 -70.5 31.6%  
PERMIAN BASIN ROYALTY UNT PBT 13.12 3.55 -57.2 29.9%  
TSR TSRI 11.80 5.64 -68.6 29.7%  
DRIL QUIP DRQ 25.46 2.45 -30.6 29.4%  
HELMERICH AND PAYNE HP 30.40 5.26 22.7 28.3%  
ALLEGHENY TECHNOLOGIES ATI 20.41 1.59 -44.3 28.1%  
VAALCO ENERGY EGY 4.10 4.86 13.0 27.7%  
US SILICA HOLDINGS SLCA 11.99 4.90 -25.8 27.6%  
TRANSOCEAN RIG 3.52 3.53 23.1 27.5%  
BANCORP TBBK 32.12 3.78 -44.7 26.9%  
SCHLUMBERGER SLB 37.81 4.53 34.5 26.2%  
VERMILION ENERGY VET 15.84 4.83 27.1 25.8%  
HALLIBURTON HAL 28.74 2.90 -14.6 25.7%  
SPRAGUE RESOURCES COM UNT SRLP 17.02 -0.23 -34.6 25.6%  
PROSHARES ULTRA BLOM NAT GAS ETF BOIL 32.65 2.16 -35.3 25.1%  
KARYOPHARM THERAPEUTICS KPTI 8.04 0.12 13.2 25.0%  
LAREDO PETROLEUM LPI 75.12 7.18 10.2 24.9%  
VIPER ENERGY PARTNERS UNT VNOM 26.50 0.84 16.3 24.4%  
SM ENERGY SM 36.64 5.47 -10.6 24.3%  
CHINA RECYCLING ENERGY CREG 6.86 2.69 -47.5 24.3%  
CRESCENT POINT ENERGY CPG 6.63 3.11 -6.6 24.2%  
HESS HES 91.78 1.29 -23.4 24.0%  
NEWPARK RSC NR 3.64 1.96 69.9 23.8%  
VANECK OIL SERVICES ETF OIH 228.21 4.39 3.7 23.5%  
KNOT OFFSHORE PARTNERS COM UNT KNOP 16.44 3.46 74.0 23.1%  
PHILLIPS 66 PARTNERS COM UNT PSXP 44.38 1.98 -36.1 23.0%  
CDN NATURAL RESOURCE CNQ 51.94 3.32 19.9 22.9%  
DELEK US HOLDINGS DK 18.41 5.08 12.1 22.8%  
RING ENERGY REI 2.80 1.82 3.8 22.8%  
MATADOR RESOURCES MTDR 45.32 6.04 -34.4 22.8%  
CORE LABORATORIES CLB 27.35 4.43 25.1 22.6%  
AMC NETWORKS CL A AMCX 42.20 0.57 22.9 22.5%  
SPDR S&P OIL & GAS EQUIP & SERVS ETF XES 60.56 3.93 -17.2 22.5%  
OCCIDENTAL PETROLEUM OXY 35.51 3.98 42.3 22.5%  
PHILLIPS 66 PSX 88.58 2.07 -9.9 22.3%  
RANGE RESOURCES RRC 21.79 2.16 -31.9 22.2%  
HELIX ENERGY SOLUTIONS GROUP HLX 3.81 3.81 -9.9 22.1%  
MURPHY OIL MUR 31.87 3.91 26.8 22.1%  
OCEANEERING INTERNATIONAL OII 13.80 3.29 2.6 22.0%  
PATTERSON UTI ENERGY PTEN 10.31 3.93 125.9 22.0%  
ISHARES US OIL EQUIP SER ETF IEZ 15.72 4.24 18.9 22.0%  
NOV NOV 16.52 1.91 7.9 21.9%  
COOPER STANDARD HOLDINGS CPS 27.31 5.32 -24.9 21.9%  
VOCERA COMMUNICATIONS VCRA 78.96 0.00 59.5 21.8%  
AUTOHOME ADS REP 4 CL A ATHM 35.85 0.11 -18.2 21.6%  
CVR PARTNERS UNT UAN 100.45 6.87 -13.1 21.5%  
FORD MOTOR F 25.19 0.68 -21.9 21.3%  
MESABI MSB 32.00 0.31 -5.0 21.1%  
DIEBOLD NIXDORF DBD 10.96 2.43 32.4 21.1%  
WELLS FARGO WFC 58.06 3.68 66.4 21.0%  
CENOVUS ENERGY CVE 14.85 3.20 43.5 20.9%  
NGL ENERGY PARTNERS UNT NGL 2.20 2.80 -44.0 20.9%  
M&T BANK MTB 185.34 1.16 -10.2 20.7%  
CALLON PETROLEUM CPE 57.00 6.92 -0.9 20.6%  
BP ADR EACH REPSTNG SIX BP 32.04 2.63 30.7 20.3%  
PHX MINERALS CL A PHX 2.61 1.16 -42.1 20.3%  
PEOPLES UNITED FINANCIAL PBCT 21.42 1.13 -6.1 20.2%  
CONOCOPHILLIPS COP 86.74 3.73 15.5 20.2%  
EMERGENT BIOSOLUTIONS EBS 52.22 5.54 18.9 20.1%  
INVSC DYNAMIC OIL GAS SERVICES ETF PXJ 3.82 4.09 -40.7 20.1%  
POPULAR BPOP 98.46 3.29 -0.1 20.0%  
PROSHARES ULTRA BLOOM CRUDE ETF UCO 104.08 5.54 53.8 19.9%  
DIAMONDBACK ENERGY FANG 129.21 4.13 -27.1 19.8%  
INTEVAC IVAC 5.64 0.71 33.1 19.8%  
SAN JUAN BASIN UNT SJT 7.27 -0.27 -50.2 19.4%  
INVSC DYNAMC ENRG EXPLRTN PRDCTN ETF PXE 23.01 3.32 -29.9 19.4%  
CITIZENS FINANCIAL GROUP CFG 56.35 1.17 0.4 19.3%  
MRC GLOBAL MRC 8.20 1.74 -43.4 19.2%  
TECHNIPFMC FTI 7.05 2.77 61.6 19.1%  
FIRST BANCORP FBP 16.39 2.44 13.0 18.9%  
EOG RESOURCES EOG 105.63 3.56 37.0 18.9%  
CREDICORP BAP 145.02 -0.16 -52.6 18.8%  
O I GLASS OI 14.28 2.66 -0.4 18.7%  
COMSTOCK MINING LODE 1.53 0.66 -17.9 18.6%  
PIONEER NATURAL RESOURCE PXD 215.70 4.05 12.0 18.6%  
MARATHON OIL MRO 19.47 4.85 -11.1 18.6%  
AEGON ADR AEG 5.85 0.34 114.5 18.4%  
INVSC S&P SMALLCA ENG PORT ETF PSCE 8.24 3.65 0.7 18.0%  
INVSC S P 500 EQUAL WGHT ENRGY ETF RYE 56.34 2.83 21.3 17.9%