Stock or Index analysis

Discussion in 'Stocks' started by J.Joseph, May 20, 2012.

  1. Has anyone ever been challenged to pick a stock (within the S&P 500) that will beat the S&P 500? I am wondering what factors people look at to tell the strength of a stock or index or the weakness of another.
    I've attached a picture of the QQQ index and the DIA index on the same chart. Notice how one outperforms the other for a while (by moving higher), then the other outperforms the one for a while (by losing less). What factors could I have looked at to get clues about one being stronger? And what could I have looked at to get clues that they were about to change dominance? This may be a fundamental analysis question, but any suggestions?
  2. You may have to look at all sectors individually to get a grasp of it.