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IBD's RS ranking measures daily the price change over the last 12 months
compared to all other stocks in the tables, (9000+) there may be a weighting
on quarters. It has nothing to do with SP-500 which would make it nearly

To DJ, IBD is a daily newspaper and its deadlines measure in hours and days.

Richard Estes
-----Original Message-----
From: Dick <dick@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: metastock-list@xxxxxxxxxxxxx <metastock-list@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wednesday, December 03, 1997 3:13 PM
Subject: Re: Usefulness of IBD

>Speaking of IBD Relative Strength, does anyone know the indicator formula
>for an IBD-type relative strength line. (I think it's a 200 day moving
>average of close/indicator (S&P 500) with a 40% weighting toward the last
>month, or something like that, but I called IBD a long time ago, and asked,
>only to be told it was "proprietary".)
>I also assumed that IBD RS <50 was weaker than the S&P and >50 was
>but couldn't get a number that matched the IBD number.
>Any one have this one figured out ?
>-----Original Message-----
>From: Richard Estes <restes@xxxxxxxxx>
>To: chipa@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx <chipa@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>; metastock-list@xxxxxxxxx
>Date: Wednesday, December 03, 1997 8:58 AM
>Subject: Re: Usefulness of IBD
>>IBD's presentation of the market place is unexcelled. The information in
>>their rankings alone is worth the price. I try not to look at a stock that
>>is not EPS/RS >80.  RSI has nothing to do with their RS rankings. Those
>>compare a stock to say SP-500 in a comparison chart waste their time IMO.
>>You need how a stock stands against all stocks. Only in IBD do you get
>>But if you are married to a few stocks, and don't care for the big
>>let it go.
>>Richard Estes
>>-----Original Message-----
>>From: Chip Anderson <chipamy@xxxxxxxxx>
>>To: metastock-list@xxxxxxxxx <metastock-list@xxxxxxxxx>
>>Date: Wednesday, December 03, 1997 11:20 AM
>>Subject: Usefulness of IBD
>>>Question for the group:
>>>Because I can use MetaStock to compute the RSI for any stock and do
>>>explorations, and because the Internet provides me with all of the
>>>news I need, is the usefulness of Investor's Business Daily (IBD)
>>>dramatically decreased?
>>>I am considering not renewing my subscription.  Opinions?
>>>Thanks in advance,
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