The market volatility in 2018 has been tough for investors to handle after years of steady gains. Concerns over rising inflation and higher interest rates have created fear among some investors that the bull market has run its course.
The market was cruising during the latter part of 2017 and the first part of 2018, but February saw a lot of profit taking, and unable to build on any short rallies in the months since, the Dow Jones has fallen 9.6% from its all-time high set in January.
The overall mood has been bearish, but there have been some stocks that have managed to weather the storm and continue to build on last year’s gains. These stocks will have the strongest technical rankings in the market, but unless we see strong underlying fundamentals it becomes harder to expect shares to continue trending higher.
Due to the need of combining both technical and fundamental rankings, we have been watching the Stock Score Report screener on InvestorsObserver, that combines both technical and fundamental data when ranking the stocks in the overall universe.
High overall rankings indicate the stocks have managed to outperform the overall market over the long and short term, while having strong enough fundamentals to continue rewarding investors.
Here are five stocks we have highlighted from the screener that lived up to their ranking.