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Follow up on High Relative Strength Stocks; Solar Stocks and Market Commentary with J Peter Lynch

Solar Stocks Commentary from J. Peter Lynch

Point Roberts, South Salem, New York - June 16, 2010 - and its green investor portal, publish new market commentary from solar contributor, J. Peter Lynch as a follow up to his recent article.

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Follow up on High Relative Strength Stocks

In my last article to mentioned that investors should look at the stocks that have "held up" the best or have performed the best relative to the market and to their sector peer group. These are the stocks that will usually drop the least in a down market and turn around the fastest in an up market. This is something that investors can research during times when the market is down and create a list of stocks that they can consider buying when the market turns around.

I pointed out two examples of this type of stock from our renewable energy list: Cree Research (CREE) and Veeco Instruments (VECO), both are stock plays on the coming LED lighting transition.

Below is a table comparing these stocks I mentioned that showed significantly better relative strength than the market and the other stocks in their peer group.

Stock SymbolsCurr Value%Change YTD
S&P 5001115.230.0117
Dow Jones10404.77-0.22

This is a clear example of stocks that are performing better than the averages and also better than the stocks in their peer group, most of which as down well into the double digits.

This is no guarantee, but historically these are the type of strong stocks that, when the market turns they will turn positive faster than their peer group and possibly even in advance of the market turning positive

Mr. Lynch has worked, for 33 years as a Wall Street security analyst, an independent security analyst an investment banker and private investor in small emerging technology companies. He has been actively involved in following developments in the renewable energy sector since 1977 and is regarded as an expert in this field. He was the contributing editor for 17 years to the Photovoltaic Insider Report, the leading publication in PV that was directed at industrial subscribers, such as major energy companies, utilities and governments around the world. He is currently a private investor and advisor to a number of companies. He can be reached via e-mail at: Please visit his website for the promotion of solar energy –

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