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Chicago, IL – January 26, 2021 – Stocks in this week’s article are Northern Technologies International Corporation (NTIC - Free Report) , eXp World Holdings, Inc. (EXPI - Free Report) , Matson, Inc. (MATX - Free Report) , QAD Inc. and Mueller Industries, Inc. (MLI - Free Report) .

5 Stocks with Recent Price Strength Right Now to Maximize Your Gains

Wall Street defeated the coronavirus-led pandemic last year. The year was rather dramatic with the termination of the largest bull market in early March, formation of the shortest bear market and the confirmation of a new bull market. Stock markets have maintained their rally so far in January 2021 too and are likely to remain northbound in the long term.

The FDA authorized two COVID-19 vaccines in December 2020, which means that the economy should reopen and gradually operate at the pre-pandemic level. Since the lockdowns imposed in March, the U.S. economy is operating at a significant sub-optimal level.

On Jan 19, Dr. Rochelle Walensky, President Biden's nominee to Head the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, expressed her confidence that the country has enough COVID-19 vaccine doses to meet the Trump administration's goal of immunizing 100 million people in 100 days despite a slower-than-expected rollout.

On Jan 14, Joe Biden had proposed a  new $1.9 trillion coronavirus-aid package called "American Rescue Plan." The proposed plan will include increasing direct payments to $2,000 from the existing $600 and supplemental unemployment benefits to $400 per week through September.

Moreover, the Fed is pursuing a remarkable ultra-dovish monetary policy since March 2020. The benchmark interest rate had been reduced to 0-0.25% in March and is likely to stay there at least up to 2023.

At this stage, wouldn't it be a safer strategy to look for stocks that are winners and have the potential to gain further?

Sounds Good? Here's How to Execute It:

One should primarily target stocks that have freshly been on a bull run. Actually, stocks seeing price strength recently have a high chance of carrying the momentum forward.

If a stock is continuously witnessing an uptrend, there must be a solid reason or else it would have probably crashed. So, looking at stocks that are capable of beating the benchmark that they have set for themselves seems rational.

However, recent price strength alone cannot create magic. Therefore, you need to set other relevant parameters to create a successful investment strategy.

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