Five leading, well-known stocks in the Dow Jones Industrial Average (30 stocks) are near or just broke to fresh new 52-week lows in ongoing downtrends.
Are you ready to be surprised?
Simply stated, these stocks should be avoided.
Let’s chart these names, two of which may be very surprising to you:
Collectively, these are the five “weakest” stocks in the Dow (NYSEARCA:DIA) given their ongoing downtrends (lower lows and lower highs) along with the new 52-week lows achieved.
I’ve known Caterpillar (CAT), American Express (AXP), and IBM have all been weak through 2015 (they appeared repeatedly on stock scans I posted), but I was surprised that two leading companies topped the list.
Goldman Sachs (GS) can do no wrong in the investment world, yet their stock has fallen 25% since the early 2015 peak.
The stock is in a free-fall collapse currently, having achieved a new 52-week low this morning.
Apple (NASDAQ:) has struggled in 2015, creating a reversal or distribution pattern ahead of the August collapse.
Shares recovered and resumed the downtrend, collapsing under the $100 per share support level today.
Price has declined 28% from the early 2015 high above $130.
Again, Caterpillar, American Express, and IBM have been weak and downtrending.
Note the absolutely collapse (liquidation breakdown) for American Express (AXP) recently.
To summarize, here is a quick multi-timeframe comparison of performance:
Our strategies call for trading strong stocks in strong sectors in uptrends… and either avoiding or short-selling (hedging) weak stocks in weak sectors in downtrends.
That which is strong tends to get stronger; that which is weak tends to get weaker.
Study these trends and the likely weakness ahead for these downtrending and weak stock prices.