CHICAGO, April 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Stocks in this week's article include: MarketAxess Holdings (NASDAQ: MKTX), DTE Energy (NYSE: DTE), Carlisle Cos. (NYSE: CSL), Group 1 Automotive (NYSE: GPI) and McGraw-Hill (NYSE: MHP). Kevin Matras goes over the new Top Sectors and how to use them in your own trading.Kevin Matras of Zacks Investment Research:
By definition, a strong Sector or strong Industry will have more of its companies moving higher than a weak Sector or weak Industry. What's interesting is that just getting into an average stock in a strong group will often outperform the best stocks in a troubled group.
This doesn't mean you can just pick anything and you'll make money. Far from it. But it illustrates how powerful the underlying group is to the success of your stock picking.
There are several ways you can define the best Sectors or Industries.
One of my favorite ways is to look at the percentage of stocks trading within 10% of their 52-week highs.
Currently, the top 5 sectors are:
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