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# Where can I find the value of "relative strength" of a stock?

Discussion in 'Educational Resources' started by WmWaster, Mar 11, 2006.

1. ### WmWaster

Where can I find the value of "relative strength" of a stock?
I need this information to determine if the stock is leading or on momentum!

3. ### roger77

There is a list of "strongest stocks" based on relative strength at
investment-tools.com

Both stocktables.com and IBD rank stocks according to their relative strength.

5. ### WmWaster

I will look at them!

6. ### bitrend

Wow, very impressive! All stocks are strong there. What I want to know is the strongest stocks after I bought them, not before I buy them.

7. ### roger77

In that case look at the list of bottom stocks as ranked by relative strength or the list of stocks near 52 week low.

Of course research must be done to determine sound fundamentals and good balance sheet. If stocks are sound but nobody wants them at this time then there are probably some future winners among them.

8. ### WmWaster

Yes, fundamentally good stocks will always climb in the long run (unless their condition change), but who knows when they will be climbing.

Put them on watchlist first.

9. ### sweepthebook

what is the mathmatical formula to calculate relative strength to an index?

10. ### easyguru

If you are looking for Relative strength ranking as popularized by IBD then the formula is

0.4 * (C * 100 / C65) + 0.2 * (C * 100 / C130) + 0.2 * (C * 100 / C195) + 0.2 * (C * 100 / C260)

Where c= current price.

Once you get the value you can rank stocks to find the top ranking.
It is basically a weighted average of 13, 26 and 52 week price change.

The objective of such ranking is to compare how a stock, industry or sector is trading, over a period of time, when compared against other stocks, industries or sectors or indexes.
So 99 ranking means the stock is outperforming 99% of the stocks in given universe.

#10     Mar 24, 2006
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