Two Poised to Catch Up

Vulcan Materials (VMC) and NetApp (NTAP) have lagged the S&P 500 index this year, but both are poised to break above the necklines of inverse head-and-shoulders patterns on their respective charts, possibly playing catch-up with the broader market.

Vulcan Materials sells construction products, asphalt, concrete and cement. The weekly chart below shows an iterative consolidation pullback process that the stock price performs every year, even as it continues to make higher highs and higher lows. It seems to trend lower into September, then break above the downtrend line and rally hard into the beginning of the year. Bullish crossovers in the moving average convergence/divergence (MACD), and the Relative Strength Index (RSI) and the Money Flow Index moving above their centerlines, have accompanied these breakouts. A shorter time frame will help to refine the timing of the trade....282 more words left in this article. To read them, just click below and try Real Money FREE for 14 days.

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