SMA Pro “Beta” Industry Leaderboard


  • A combination of the right process and actionable intelligence are necessary to tilt the odds of winning trade in our favor.
  • An important starting point for all winning investments is identifying stocks that offer the best reward/risk (i.e., “what stock should I buy?”).
  • We take a systematic approach to identify our picks.  We search for the strongest stocks in the market: i.e., stocks significantly outperforming their peers, regardless of market condition, and demonstrate the flow of investment. We then bring these stocks into a curated list for further analysis.
  • We use this list as a starting point to apply our trade management process, including:
    • Entry/exit/escape
    • Position sizing within our portfolios
    • Determining if there are “sister strategies” we should be investigating
  • Our objective: Crush the annual S&P 500/Nasdaq performance (i.e. aim for up to 3X performance of the indexes performance)

How is our list generated?

  • We rank the entire universe of stocks based on a combination of fundamental criteria.
  • Once we rank the full set of stocks within our database, we filter out the following:
    • Stocks with prices less than $20
    • Stocks with low float/volume
    • All sectors except Technology
  • Given the list of stocks are generated on a fixed set of filtering criteria, it is possible for stocks to move in and out of our list (sometimes daily)
    •  This issue is by design – as daily prices change, stocks can move in and out of our criteria threshold
    • It does not mean the stock is no longer good enough for a trade. Once a stock appears on our list, we will determine if there is an appropriate setup from a trading/investment standpoint.

What does this list include?

  1. A ranking of tech and non-tech stocks in key industries.
  2. A list of stocks that meets our criteria for strength and money flow. We visualize the list as a candleglance with a link to finviz for quick analysis.
  3. A list of stocks that have dropped below the required threshold for a top 20% score.
  4. A current portfolio of stocks that in the top 20% list, shown as a candle glance as a table. We provide links to tear sheets (via CML Viz) and charts (via finviz).

What sectors does the industry leaderboard include?

  • We believe the technology industry will significantly outperform the market in the next 5-10 years. As a result, our current list will focus on tech stocks first. For more information, read the blog post here.
  • As part of our launch, we are also including an industry leaderboard that includes (e.g. consumer discretionary, financial services, materials, healthcare).

What performance can you expect from this list?

  • Our core objective: Beat the QQQ and S&P 500 indexes on an annual basis.
  • Performance can vary by each trader based on the stocks that they pick and their holding periods.
  • We do expect there will be trades that will not work in our favor – we plan to limit those losses via appropriate trade management.
  • Sample swing trade results can be found from our co-founder on Stocktwits!

How would you use this list?

  1. Swing trading: Accelerate your research by selecting trades that are high probability, high reward/risk.  In addition to providing the list, we will review and provide our recommendations.
  2. Long term Investing: Find the next potential multi-bagger and potential “sister strategy” plays

Example leaderboard scan results


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