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All 10 carefully selected each week by Paul Rejczak based on two separate techniques for improved diversification. One technique focuses on choosing the best of the most promising sectors, and the other aims to find the stocks that showed most resilience despite being a part of a lagging sector. Both approaches are applied to many sectors and then all stock candidates are reviewed manually, before making it (or not) to our weekly list.

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  • Stock Pick Update: Dec. 23 – Dec. 29, 2020

    December 23, 2020, 6:10 AM

    In the last five trading days (December 16 – December 22) the broad stock market has extended its short-term consolidation following record-breaking run-up. The S&P 500 index reached new record high of 3,726.70 on Friday, before retracing most of last week’s advances.

    The S&P 500 has lost 0.24% between December 16 open and December 22 close. In the same period of time our five long and five short stock picks have lost 0.04%. Stock picks were relatively slightly stronger than the broad stock market last week. Our long stock picks have lost 3.94%, however short stock picks have resulted in a gain of 3.86%. Short stock picks’ performance outpaced the benchmark return on the downside, but the whole portfolio followed broad stock market very closely.

    There are risks that couldn’t be avoided in trading. Hence the need for proper money management and a relatively diversified stock portfolio. This is especially important if trading on a time basis – without using stop-loss/ profit target levels. We are just buying or selling stocks at open on Wednesday and selling or buying them back at close on the next Tuesday.

    If stocks were in a prolonged downtrend, being able to profit anyway, would be extremely valuable. Of course, it’s not the point of our Stock Pick Updates to forecast where the general stock market is likely to move, but rather to provide you with stocks that are likely to generate profits regardless of what the S&P does.

    Our last week’s portfolio result:


    Long Picks (December 16 open – December 22 close % change): XOM (-5.74%), COP (-8.91%), WFC (-2.29%), BK (+0.02%), FB (-2.79%)
    Short Picks (December 16 open – December 22 close % change): DUK (-3.10%), EVRG (-4.03%), SPG (-5.23%), CBRE (-5.37%), KO (-1.57%)

    Average long result: -3.94%, average short result: +3.86%
    Total profit (average): -0.24%

    Stock Pick Update performance chart since Nov 18, 2020:

    Let’s check which stocks could magnify S&P’s gains in case it rallies, and which stocks would be likely to decline the most if S&P plunges. Here are our stock picks for the Wednesday, December 23 – Tuesday, December 29 period.

    We will assume the following: the stocks will be bought or sold short on the opening of today’s trading session (December 23) and sold or bought back on the closing of the next Tuesday’s trading session (December 29).

    We will provide stock trading ideas based on our in-depth technical and fundamental analysis, but since the main point of this publication is to provide the top 5 long and top 5 short candidates (our opinion, not an investment advice) for this week, we will focus solely on the technicals. The latter are simply more useful in case of short-term trades.

    First, we will take a look at the recent performance by sector. It may show us which sector is likely to perform best in the near future and which sector is likely to lag. Then, we will select our buy and sell stock picks.

    There are eleven stock market sectors: Energy, Materials, Industrials, Consumer Discretionary, Consumer Staples, Health Care, Financials, Technology, Communications Services, Utilities and Real Estate. They are further divided into industries, but we will just stick with these main sectors of the stock market.

    We will analyze them and their relative performance by looking at the Select Sector SPDR ETF’s.

    The stock market sector analysis is available to our subscribers only.

    Based on the above, we decided to choose our stock picks for the next week. We will choose our 5 long and 5 short candidates using trend-following approach:

    • buys: 2 x Technology, 2 x Energy, 1 x Financials
    • sells: 2 x Utilities, 2 x Real Estate, 1 x Consumer Staples

    Buy Candidates

    CRM Salesforce.com, Inc. - Technology

    • Stock remains above its short-term upward trend line
    • Uptrend continuation play
    • The support level is at $220 and resistance level is at $240-250 (short-term target profit level)

    NVDA NVIDIA Corp. – Technology

    • Stock trades above medium-term upward trend line
    • Possible breakout above short-term consolidation
    • The support level is at $490-500 and resistance level is at $550

    PSX Phillips 66 – Energy

    • Possible short-term bull flag pattern – uptrend continuation play
    • The support level is at $60 and resistance level is at $70

    Summing up, the above trend-following long stock picks are just a part of our whole Stock Pick Update. The Technology and Energy sectors were relatively the strongest in the last 30 days. So that part of our ten long and short stock picks is meant to outperform in the coming days if the broad stock market acts similarly as it did before.

    We hope you enjoyed reading the above free analysis, and we encourage you to read today's Stock Pick Update - this analysis' full version. There, we include the stock market sector analysis for the past month and remaining long and short stock picks for the next week. There's no risk in subscribing right away, because there's a 30-day money back guarantee for all our products, so we encourage you to subscribe today.

    Thank you.

    Paul Rejczak
    Stock Trading Strategist
    Sunshine Profits - Effective Investments through Diligence and Care

  • Stock Pick Update: Dec. 16 – Dec. 22, 2020

    December 16, 2020, 7:59 AM

    In the last five trading days (December 9 – December 15) the broad stock market has been trading within a short-term consolidation following its recent record-breaking run-up. The S&P 500 index has reached new record high of 3,712.39 a week ago on Wednesday. Then it retraced some of the advance before going back up on Monday-Tuesday this week.

    The S&P 500 index has lost 0.31% between December 9 open and December 15 close. In the same period of time our five long and five short stock picks have gained 1.32%. Stock picks were relatively much stronger than the broad stock market last week. Our long stock picks have gained 0.91% and short stock picks have resulted in a gain of 1.73%. So short stock picks’ performance outpaced the benchmark return on the downside.

    There are risks that couldn’t be avoided in trading. Hence the need for proper money management and a relatively diversified stock portfolio. This is especially important if trading on a time basis – without using stop-loss/ profit target levels. We are just buying or selling stocks at open on Wednesday and selling or buying them back at close on the next Tuesday.

    If stocks were in a prolonged downtrend, being able to profit anyway, would be extremely valuable. Of course, it’s not the point of our Stock Pick Updates to forecast where the general stock market is likely to move, but rather to provide you with stocks that are likely to generate profits regardless of what the S&P does.

    Our last week’s portfolio result:


    Long Picks (December 9 open – December 15 close % change): XOM (+0.77%), EOG (+0.62%), PGR (+4.73%), BK (+0.51%), MMM (-2.10%)
    Short Picks (December 9 open – December 15 close % change): LNT (-0.81%), CNP (-1.64%), ABBV (-4.28%), DHR (-0.16%), APTV (-1.75%)

    Average long result: +0.91%, average short result: +1.73%
    Total profit (average): +1.32%

    Stock Pick Update performance chart since Nov 18, 2020:

    Let’s check which stocks could magnify S&P’s gains in case it rallies, and which stocks would be likely to decline the most if S&P plunges. Here are our stock picks for the Wednesday, December 16 – Tuesday, December 22 period.

    We will assume the following: the stocks will be bought or sold short on the opening of today’s trading session (December 16) and sold or bought back on the closing of the next Tuesday’s trading session (December 22).

    We will provide stock trading ideas based on our in-depth technical and fundamental analysis, but since the main point of this publication is to provide the top 5 long and top 5 short candidates (our opinion, not an investment advice) for this week, we will focus solely on the technicals. The latter are simply more useful in case of short-term trades.

    First, we will take a look at the recent performance by sector. It may show us which sector is likely to perform best in the near future and which sector is likely to lag. Then, we will select our buy and sell stock picks.

    There are eleven stock market sectors: Energy, Materials, Industrials, Consumer Discretionary, Consumer Staples, Health Care, Financials, Technology, Communications Services, Utilities and Real Estate. They are further divided into industries, but we will just stick with these main sectors of the stock market.

    We will analyze them and their relative performance by looking at the Select Sector SPDR ETF’s.

    The stock market sector analysis is available to our subscribers only.

    Based on the above, we decided to choose our stock picks for the next week. We will choose our 5 long and 5 short candidates using trend-following approach:

    • buys: 2 x Energy, 2 x Financials, 1 x Communication Services
    • sells: 2 x Utilities, 2 x Real Estate, 1 x Consumer Staples

    Buy Candidates

    XOM Exxon Mobil Corp. - Energy

    • Stock broke above its short-term downward trend line, uptrend continuation play
    • The support level is at $40 and resistance level is at $44-47 (short-term target profit level)

    COP ConocoPhillips – Energy

    • Possible short-term bull flag pattern, uptrend continuation play
    • The support level is at $42 and resistance level is at $45-50

    WFC Wells Fargo & Co. – Financials

    • Possible short-term bull flag pattern – uptrend continuation play
    • The support level is at $29.50 and resistance level is at $30.00

    Summing up, the above trend-following long stock picks are just a part of our whole Stock Pick Update. The Energy and Financials sectors were relatively the strongest in the last 30 days. So that part of our ten long and short stock picks is meant to outperform in the coming days if the broad stock market acts similarly as it did before.

    We hope you enjoyed reading the above free analysis, and we encourage you to read today's Stock Pick Update - this analysis' full version. There, we include the stock market sector analysis for the past month and remaining long and short stock picks for the next week. There's no risk in subscribing right away, because there's a 30-day money back guarantee for all our products, so we encourage you to subscribe today.

    Thank you.

    Paul Rejczak
    Stock Trading Strategist
    Sunshine Profits - Effective Investments through Diligence and Care

  • Stock Pick Update: Dec. 9 – Dec. 15, 2020

    December 9, 2020, 6:54 AM

    In the last five trading days (December 2 – December 8) the broad stock market has further extended its long-term uptrend. The S&P 500 index reached new record high of 3,708.45 yesterday. The S&P 500 index has gained 1.33% between December 2 open and December 8 close. In the same period of time our five long and five short stock picks have lost 0.23%. Stock picks were relatively weaker than the broad stock market. Our long stock picks have gained 1.30%, but short stock picks have resulted in a loss of 1.76%. So long stock picks’ performance closely followed the benchmark.

    There are risks that couldn’t be avoided in trading. Hence the need for proper money management and a relatively diversified stock portfolio. This is especially important if trading on a time basis – without using stop-loss/ profit target levels. We are just buying or selling stocks at open on Wednesday and selling or buying them back at close on the next Tuesday.

    If stocks were in a prolonged downtrend, being able to profit anyway, would be extremely valuable. Of course, it’s not the point of our Stock Pick Updates to forecast where the general stock market is likely to move, but rather to provide you with stocks that are likely to generate profits regardless of what the S&P does.

    Our last week’s portfolio result:


    Long Picks (December 2 open – December 8 close % change): WMB (+6.00%), COG (-4.53%), PGR (+3.21%), CB (+0.51%), MMM (+1.29%)
    Short Picks (December 2 open – December 8 close % change): NEE (-0.62%), EXC (+0.49%), SPG (+7.62%), WELL (+3.69%), WMT (-2.36%)

    Average long result: +1.30%, average short result: -1.76%
    Total profit (average): -0.23%

    Stock Pick Update performance chart since Nov 18, 2020:

    Let’s check which stocks could magnify S&P’s gains in case it rallies, and which stocks would be likely to decline the most if S&P plunges. Here are our stock picks for the Wednesday, December 9 – Tuesday, December 15 period.

    We will assume the following: the stocks will be bought or sold short on the opening of today’s trading session (December 9) and sold or bought back on the closing of the next Tuesday’s trading session (December 15).

    We will provide stock trading ideas based on our in-depth technical and fundamental analysis, but since the main point of this publication is to provide the top 5 long and top 5 short candidates (our opinion, not an investment advice) for this week, we will focus solely on the technicals. The latter are simply more useful in case of short-term trades.

    First, we will take a look at the recent performance by sector. It may show us which sector is likely to perform best in the near future and which sector is likely to lag. Then, we will select our buy and sell stock picks.

    There are eleven stock market sectors: Energy, Materials, Industrials, Consumer Discretionary, Consumer Staples, Health Care, Financials, Technology, Communications Services, Utilities and Real Estate. They are further divided into industries, but we will just stick with these main sectors of the stock market.

    We will analyze them and their relative performance by looking at the Select Sector SPDR ETF’s.

    The stock market sector analysis is available to our subscribers only.

    Based on the above, we decided to choose our stock picks for the next week. We will choose our 5 long and 5 short candidates using trend-following approach:

    • buys: 2 x Energy, 2 x Financials, 1 x Industrials
    • sells: 2 x Utilities, 2 x Health Care, 1 x Consumer Discretionary

    Buy Candidates

    XOM Exxon Mobil Corp. - Energy

    • Stock broke above its short-term downward trend line, uptrend continuation play
    • The support level is at $40 and resistance level is at $44 (short-term target profit level)

    EOG EOG Resources, Inc. – Energy

    • Possible short-term bull flag pattern, uptrend continuation play
    • The support level is at $47 and resistance level is at $54

    PGR Progressive Corp. – Financials

    • Stock broke above its short-term downward trend line
    • The support level is at $86 and resistance level $98-100

    Summing up, the above trend-following long stock picks are just a part of our whole Stock Pick Update. The Energy and Financials sectors were relatively the strongest in the last 30 days. So that part of our ten long and short stock picks is meant to outperform in the coming days if the broad stock market acts similarly as it did before.

    We hope you enjoyed reading the above free analysis, and we encourage you to read today's Stock Pick Update - this analysis' full version. There, we include the stock market sector analysis for the past month and remaining long and short stock picks for the next week. There's no risk in subscribing right away, because there's a 30-day money back guarantee for all our products, so we encourage you to subscribe today.

    Thank you.

    Paul Rejczak
    Stock Trading Strategist
    Sunshine Profits - Effective Investments through Diligence and Care

  • Stock Pick Update: December 2 – December 8, 2020

    December 2, 2020, 8:19 AM

    Header: Which stocks could magnify S&P 500’s gains in case it rallies? Take a look at a part of our Stock Pick Update. We have included two Energy stocks and one Financials stock this time.

    In the last five trading days (November 25 – December 1) the broad stock market has extended its long-term uptrend. The S&P 500 index reached new record high of 3,678.45 yesterday. However, it is still relatively close to its November 9 local high.

    The S&P 500 index has gained 0.74% between November 25 and December 1. In the same period of time our five long and five short stock picks have lost 0.89%. Stock picks were relatively weaker than the broad stock market following previous week’s advance of 6.57%. Our long stock picks have lost 2.46% and short stock picks have resulted in a gain of 0.68%.

    There are risks that couldn’t be avoided in trading. Hence the need for proper money management and a relatively diversified stock portfolio. This is especially important if trading on a time basis – without using stop-loss/ profit target levels. We are just buying or selling stocks at open on Wednesday and selling or buying them back at close on the next Tuesday.

    If stocks were in a prolonged downtrend, being able to profit anyway, would be extremely valuable. Of course, it’s not the point of our Stock Pick Updates to forecast where the general stock market is likely to move, but rather to provide you with stocks that are likely to generate profits regardless of what the S&P does.

    Recently we modified our stock-picking strategy. Its year-long performance record shows that non-contrarian stock picks were outperforming contrarian stock picks by a large margin. Non-contrarian stock picks have gained 8.8% since Nov 19, 2019, and contrarian stock picks have lost 10.6% in the same period of time. Take a look at our Stock Pick Update performance chart. We included non-contrarian along with contrarian stock picks and the S&P 500 index performance (Tuesday’s open - Wednesday’s close):

    Therefore we stopped picking stocks on a contrarian basis. Our 5 long and 5 short stocks portfolio is based solely on the trend-following approach.

    Our last weeks’ portfolio result:

    • December 1, 2020
      Long Picks (November 25 open – December 1 close % change): PXD (-9.27%), WMB (-4.44%), AXP (+0.36%), CME (+3.45%), UPS (-2.41%)
      Short Picks (November 25 open – December 1 close % change): EXC (-2.85%), SRE (-3.44%), ABT (+1.35%), ABBV (+0.21%), KR (+1.32%)

      Average long result: -2.46%, average short result: +0.68%
      Total profit (average): -0.89%
    • November 24, 2020
      Long Picks (November 18 open – November 24 close % change): WMB (+5.02%), PXD (+15.29%), WFC (+16.63%), C (+11.69%), ROK (+6.22%)
      Short Picks (November 18 open – November 24 close % change): TXN (+2.32%), QCOM (-2.22%), DG (+1.94%), BBY (-4.67%), HRL (-8.24%)

      Average long result: +10.97%, average short result: +2.17%
      Total profit (average): +6.57%

    The new Stock Pick Update performance chart:

    Let’s check which stocks could magnify S&P’s gains in case it rallies, and which stocks would be likely to decline the most if S&P plunges. Here are our stock picks for the Wednesday, December 2 – Tuesday, December 8 period.

    We will assume the following: the stocks will be bought or sold short on the opening of today’s trading session (December 2) and sold or bought back on the closing of the next Tuesday’s trading session (December 8).

    We will provide stock trading ideas based on our in-depth technical and fundamental analysis, but since the main point of this publication is to provide the top 5 long and top 5 short candidates (our opinion, not an investment advice) for this week, we will focus solely on the technicals. The latter are simply more useful in case of short-term trades.

    First, we will take a look at the recent performance by sector. It may show us which sector is likely to perform best in the near future and which sector is likely to lag. Then, we will select our buy and sell stock picks.

    There are eleven stock market sectors: Energy, Materials, Industrials, Consumer Discretionary, Consumer Staples, Health Care, Financials, Technology, Communications Services, Utilities and Real Estate. They are further divided into industries, but we will just stick with these main sectors of the stock market.

    We will analyze them and their relative performance by looking at the Select Sector SPDR ETF’s.

    The stock market sector analysis is available to our subscribers only.

    Based on the above, we decided to choose our stock picks for the next week. We will choose our 5 long and 5 short candidates using trend-following approach:

    • buys: 2 x Energy, 2 x Financials, 1 x Industrials
    • sells: 2 x Utilities, 2 x Real Estate, 1 x Consumer Staples

    Buy Candidates

    WMB Williams Cos., Inc. - Energy

    • Stock retraced some of its recent rally, uptrend continuation play
    • The support level is at $20.00 and resistance level is at $21.50-$22.00

    COG Cabot Oil & Gas Corp. – Energy

    • Possible short-term bull flag pattern, uptrend continuation play
    • The support level is at $16.75 and resistance level is at $18.75 (short-term target profit level)

    PGR Progressive Corp. – Financials

    • Stock broke above its short-term downward trend line
    • Possible upward reversal
    • The support level is at $86

    Summing up, the above trend-following long stock picks are just a part of our whole Stock Pick Update. The Energy and Financials sectors were relatively the strongest in the last 30 days. So that part of our ten long and short stock picks is meant to outperform in the coming days if the broad stock market acts similarly as it did before.

    We hope you enjoyed reading the above free analysis, and we encourage you to read today's Stock Pick Update - this analysis' full version. There, we include the stock market sector analysis for the past month and remaining long and short stock picks for the next week. There's no risk in subscribing right away, because there's a 30-day money back guarantee for all our products, so we encourage you to subscribe today.

    Thank you.

    Paul Rejczak
    Stock Trading Strategist
    Sunshine Profits - Effective Investments through Diligence and Care

  • Stock Pick Update: November 25 – December 1, 2020

    November 25, 2020, 8:01 AM

    In the last five trading days (November 18 – November 24) the broad stock market has been fluctuating along 3,600 level. Yesterday it broke above short-term consolidation, as it got close to November 9 record high of 3,645.99 again. Is this a medium-term topping pattern or just some month-long consolidation before breaking to new record highs? The market is very hot right now.

    The S&P 500 index has gained 0.65% between November 18 and November 24. In the same period of time our five long and five short stock picks have gained 6.57%. Stock picks were relatively much stronger than the broad stock market. Our long stock picks have gained a stunning 10.97% as they’ve outpaced the S&P 500 index on the long side. And short stock picks have resulted in a gain of 2.17%.

    There are risks that couldn’t be avoided in trading. Hence the need for proper money management and a relatively diversified stock portfolio. This is especially important if trading on a time basis – without using stop-loss/ profit target levels. We are just buying or selling stocks at open on Wednesday and selling or buying them back at close on the next Tuesday.

    If stocks were in a prolonged downtrend, being able to profit anyway, would be extremely valuable. Of course, it’s not the point of our Stock Pick Updates to forecast where the general stock market is likely to move, but rather to provide you with stocks that are likely to generate profits regardless of what the S&P does.

    Last week, we modified our stock-picking strategy. Its year-long performance record shows that non-contrarian stock picks were outperforming contrarian stock picks by a large margin. Non-contrarian stock picks have gained 8.8% since Nov 19, 2019, and contrarian stock picks have lost 10.6% in the same period of time. Take a look at our Stock Pick Update performance chart. We included non-contrarian along with contrarian stock picks and the S&P 500 index performance (Tuesday’s open - Wednesday’s close):

    Therefore we stopped picking stocks on a contrarian basis. Our 5 long and 5 short stocks portfolio is based solely on the trend-following approach.

    Our last week’s Stock Pick portfolio result:

    November 24, 2020

    Long Picks (November 18 open – November 24 close % change): WMB (+5.02%), PXD (+15.29%), WFC (+16.63%), C (+11.69%), ROK (+6.22%)
    Short Picks (November 18 open – November 24 close % change): TXN (+2.32%), QCOM (-2.22%), DG (+1.94%), BBY (-4.67%), HRL (-8.24%)

    Average long result: +10.97%, average short result: +2.17%
    Total profit (average): +6.57%

    The new Stock Pick Update performance chart:

    Let’s check which stocks could magnify S&P’s gains in case it rallies, and which stocks would be likely to decline the most if S&P plunges. Here are our stock picks for the Wednesday, November 25 – Tuesday, December 1 period.

    We will assume the following: the stocks will be bought or sold short on the opening of today’s trading session (November 25) and sold or bought back on the closing of the next Tuesday’s trading session (December 1).

    We will provide stock trading ideas based on our in-depth technical and fundamental analysis, but since the main point of this publication is to provide the top 5 long and top 5 short candidates (our opinion, not an investment advice) for this week, we will focus solely on the technicals. The latter are simply more useful in case of short-term trades.

    First, we will take a look at the recent performance by sector. It may show us which sector is likely to perform best in the near future and which sector is likely to lag. Then, we will select our buy and sell stock picks.

    There are eleven stock market sectors: Energy, Materials, Industrials, Consumer Discretionary, Consumer Staples, Health Care, Financials, Technology, Communications Services, Utilities and Real Estate. They are further divided into industries, but we will just stick with these main sectors of the stock market.

    We will analyze them and their relative performance by looking at the Select Sector SPDR ETF’s.

    The stock market sector analysis is available to our subscribers only.

    Based on the above, we decided to choose our stock picks for the next week. We will choose our 5 long and 5 short candidates using trend-following approach:

    • buys: 2 x Energy, 2 x Financials, 1 x Industrials
    • sells: 2 x Utilities, 2 x Health Care, 1 x Consumer Staples

    Buy Candidates

    PXD Pioneer Natural Resources Co. - Energy

    • Stock accelerated its uptrend after breaking above the resistance level of $98
    • Uptrend continuation play
    • The next resistance level is at $116
    • Risk of a downward reversal

    WMB Williams Cos., Inc. – Energy

    • Uptrend continuation play
    • The support level is at $21.50
    • Risk of a downward reversal

    AXP American Express Co. – Financials

    • Bullish flag pattern breakout play
    • The support level is at $110

    Summing up, the above trend-following long stock picks are just a part of our whole Stock Pick Update. The Energy and Financials sectors were relatively the strongest in the last 30 days. So that part of our ten long and short stock picks is meant to outperform in the coming days if the broad stock market acts similarly as it did before.

    We hope you enjoyed reading the above free analysis, and we encourage you to read today's Stock Pick Update - this analysis' full version. There, we include the stock market sector analysis for the past month and remaining long and short stock picks for the next week. There's no risk in subscribing right away, because there's a 30-day money back guarantee for all our products, so we encourage you to subscribe today.

    Thank you.

    Paul Rejczak
    Stock Trading Strategist
    Sunshine Profits - Effective Investments through Diligence and Care

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