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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.
       The lists are updated daily.  If there is nothing compelling here today because of overhead resistance or because of something else, there might very well be some real winners here tomorrow. 

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

Updated Tues 4/20/21  after the close of market
Stock Name Sym Close % Ch %Vol Mom 5×20
             
CHINA GREEN AGRICULTURE CGA 12.84 -23.89 -62.5 129.3%  
BALLANTYNE STRONG BTN 4.43 -1.77 -14.7 78.6%  
BROOKLYN IMMUNOTHERAPEUTICS BTX 9.79 27.31 934.6 61.3%  
GENERAL FINANCE GFN 18.95 -0.11 -76.7 58.1%  
MARLIN BUSINESS SERVICES MRLN 20.80 -3.08 -78.6 56.5%  
MACKINAC FINANCIAL MFNC 20.85 -0.48 6.5 49.9%  
ORBCOMM ORBC 11.48 -0.17 -42.5 47.0%  
RECON TECHNOLOGY CL A RCON 8.17 1.49 -73.1 45.9%  
GRUPO TELVISA ADS REP 5 PTG CERT TV 13.41 -0.45 -61.1 40.4%  
KNOLL KNL 23.13 -0.73 -86.5 37.1%  
RICE ACQ CL A RICE 13.85 -6.17 251.0 36.5%  
IDENTIV INVE 13.65 -7.65 -26.9 24.9%  
BRASKEM ADS REP 2 CL A PRF BAK 18.73 -1.42 -38.9 24.3%  
RESOLUTE FOREST PRODUCTS RFP 14.04 -11.92 -32.2 24.3%  
COMPANH BRASI DISTRI ADR REP CBD 7.03 8.49 83.6 22.3%  
LSB INDUSTRIES LXU 6.16 -1.91 12.5 22.2%  
ATLANTICUS HOLDINGS ATLC 34.00 -2.77 -46.2 21.7%  
NUANCE COMMUNICATIONS NUAN 53.09 -0.21 -17.5 20.0%  
SID NACIONAL ADR REPSTG ONE SID 8.37 -1.65 34.3 19.9%  
PROSHARES ULTRA BLOM NAT GAS ETF BOIL 22.67 -0.61 -50.7 19.7%  
GULF RESOURCES GURE 5.32 2.11 133.7 18.8%  
TRANSLATE BIO TBIO 19.78 2.86 113.2 18.6%  
MERRIMACK PHARMACEUTICALS MACK 7.58 -0.13 -54.9 18.4%  
INOGEN INGN 61.00 -2.90 -28.5 17.0%  
DICERNA PHARMACEUTICALS DRNA 30.46 4.71 75.6 16.5%  
NOVAVAX NVAX 208.15 -6.03 -15.5 16.4%  
GRUBHUB GRUB 72.39 -1.70 -37.1 16.3%  
PAR TECHNOLOGY PAR 75.34 -3.41 -39.7 16.0%  
SOHU.COM ADR REP SOHU 18.35 -0.70 -26.2 15.9%  
PURE CYCLE PCYO 15.60 -3.64 -0.8 15.7%  
VIPER ENERGY PARTNERS UNT VNOM 16.78 0.66 23.8 15.6%  
AMERICAN EAGLE OUTFITTERS AEO 34.81 -1.00 10.0 15.5%  
LUMINEX LMNX 36.71 -0.11 -8.8 15.4%  
TIPTREE TIPT 11.21 12.10 1258.5 15.3%  
ALUMINUM CHINA ADR REP 25 CL H ACH 12.18 -0.65 143.1 15.2%  
PRECISION DRILLING PDS 26.50 -4.19 20.5 15.1%  
MESABI MSB 35.05 -0.14 -27.4 15.0%  
STAR BULK CARRIERS SBLK 16.50 -3.00 -38.0 14.9%  
FARMLAND PARTNERS FPI 13.06 -1.51 -38.0 14.9%  
DRXN DAILY HEALTHCRE BULL 3X SHS ETF CURE 94.90 1.31 71.0 13.9%  
DIREXION SEMICONDUCTOR BEAR 3X ETF SOXS 9.59 4.69 -13.4 13.6%  
EAGLE BULK SHIPPING EGLE 39.05 -4.66 -37.9 13.2%  
AFFIMED AFMD 8.96 -6.86 15.1 13.0%  
CELLDEX THERAPEUTICS CLDX 23.67 -1.99 259.3 13.0%  
HARLEY DAVIDSON HOG 46.19 4.29 -60.7 12.8%  
STONEMOR STON 2.24 1.36 -66.6 12.6%
KANSAS CITY SOUTHERN KSU 295.50 15.25 457.1 12.5%
B2GOLD BTG 5.12 3.23 6.1 12.3%  
DIGITAL ALLY DGLY 1.94 7.78 50.1 12.1%
RICHARDSON ELECTRONICS RELL 7.82 0.90 88.4 11.9%  
SHARPS COMPLIANCE SMED 15.36 13.53 607.6 11.9%
SAN JUAN BASIN UNT SJT 4.51 3.92 1279.0 11.6%  
GLADSTONE LAND REIT LAND 20.65 -1.81 20.4 11.4%  
DRXN DLY GLD MNS INX BL 2X ETF NUGT 67.21 2.11 5.3 11.1%  
WEINGARTEN RLTY REIT WRI 30.51 -0.23 -17.7 11.0%  
TEUCRIUM SUGAR ETF CANE 7.86 2.61 55.3 10.9%  
UNITED STATES NATURAL GAS ETV UNG 10.04 -0.50 -35.6 10.8%  
NATIONAL BEVERAGE FIZZ 53.82 1.30 -14.9 10.7%  
RAYONIER REIT RYN 37.35 1.36 -6.1 10.6%  
NN NNBR 7.79 -1.39 -10.6 10.3%  
SANTANDER CONSUMER USA HOLDINGS SC 30.54 -2.24 -18.9 10.2%  
MANNING AND NAPIER CL A MN 7.10 -4.44 7.9 10.1%  
VMWARE CL A VMW 165.88 -2.44 -41.4 10.1%  
PPG INDUSTRIES PPG 169.00 0.13 -32.3 10.1%  
HALOZYME THERAPEUTICS HALO 46.83 -1.53 -38.3 10.0%  
PEABODY ENERGY BTU 3.65 -5.44 -11.9 9.9%  
CALIX NETWORKS CALX 40.84 -2.62 75.6 9.9%  
CATO CL A CATO 13.82 -0.29 -36.0 9.9%  
ANGI CL A ANGI 15.91 -5.24 3.2 9.8%  
BIOCRYST PHARMACEUTICALS BCRX 11.11 -3.48 52.0 9.8%  
TEUCRIUM CORN ETF CORN 18.98 2.04 57.9 9.8%  
GLOBAL CORD BLOOD CO 4.96 1.64 99.7 9.7%  
COMPUTER TASK GROUP CTG 11.19 0.09 -62.8 9.7%  
JMP GROUP JMP 6.91 0.14 9.3 9.7%  
NEW ORIENTL EDUCTN GRP ADR REP 1 EDU 16.16 6.46 223.8 9.6%  
DIGIMARC DMRC 34.17 -1.07 -0.2 9.6%  
EUROSEAS ESEA 11.98 -3.31 2.6 9.6%  
PENNANTPARK INVESTMENT PNNT 6.50 -1.22 5.5 9.6%  
DIREXION DAILY REAL EST BULL 3X ETF DRN 18.61 2.59 77.1 9.6%  
WEST PHARM SVC WST 319.19 0.76 -5.7 9.6%  
AGNICO EAGLE AEM 66.37 1.17 21.3 9.5%  
INTERDIGITAL IDCC 72.43 -1.66 -18.2 9.5%  
NVIDIA NVDA 606.85 -1.24 -17.6 9.5%  
DIREXION DAILY SMALL CAP BEAR 3X ETF TZA 35.46 5.95 17.5 9.2%  
GLOBUS MEDICAL CL A GMED 69.65 0.65 -33.8 9.2%  
INVSC DB ENERGY ETF DBE 13.65 -0.99 283.9 9.2%  
MANPOWERGROUP MAN 113.20 3.76 81.6 9.1%  
CAPITAL PRODUCT PARTNERS UNT CPLP 11.83 5.25 217.6 9.1%
COMPANHIA ENERG ADR REPG ONE PRF CIG 2.39 4.37 -19.0 9.1%  
GLADSTONE INVESTMENT GAIN 14.15 0.35 9.1 9.0%  
PROSHARES ULTRAPRO SHOR RUS 2000 ETF SRTY 11.13 5.90 67.2 8.9%  
ALBERTSONS COMPANIES CL A ACI 20.31 -0.39 42.7 8.8%  
UNITEDHEALTH GRP UNH 396.53 1.72 11.9 8.8%  
HUMANA HUM 443.00 0.70 -13.4 8.8%  
EPAM SYSTEMS EPAM 446.92 0.00 -20.4 8.7%  
HUDSON TECHNOLOGIES HDSN 1.87 -5.08 -4.3 8.7%  
PHILLIPS 66 PARTNERS COM UNT PSXP 33.58 0.96 65.1 8.6%  
INSTALLED BUILDING PRODUCTS IBP 128.15 -2.97 -4.6 8.6%  
ALEXION PHARMACEUTICALS ALXN 166.54 0.65 -8.1 8.6%  
LIBERTY ALL STAR EQUITY CF USA 8.45 -1.97 -17.9 8.5%