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Look beyond the Tesla share price; here are other strong performers

This long-running bull market has provided plenty of strong performers for investors to examine, some of which are highlighted below.

Tesla Source: Bloomberg

The recent surge of interest in Tesla and finding other ‘hot’ stocks has been replaced by a dramatic bout of risk-off sentiment. But it is at times like this that investors will a positive long-term view on the market will want to be looking at recent strong performers in a bid to snap up some bargains.

Below we look at some recent strong performers in the UK and US, which may be an alternative to chasing Tesla and have suffered a pullback in the recent market volatility.

Advanced Micro Devices (AMD)

AMD has the kind of trend that should excite trend followers. Higher highs and higher lows, with steadily rising moving averages, and with regular pullbacks to provide entry points for new longs or to add to existing positions. The stock has dropped sharply in February, but seems set for further gains over the longer term.

AMD chart Source: ProRealTime
AMD chart Source: ProRealTime

JD Sports

UK retailers might not immediately spring to mind when one thinks of a strong performer, but JD Sports fits the bill nicely. 2019 saw a strong recovery in the shares, and even the recent weakness has not really dented the rally.

JD Sports chart Source: ProRealTime
JD Sports chart Source: ProRealTime

London Stock Exchange (LSE)

Another strong performer in the UK has been the LSE, which has rallied sharply over the past year and a half. A spate of acquisitions in the space has driven investor enthusiasm, and the latest deal to buy Refinitiv gives LSE the chance to build a business to rival Bloomberg.

LSE chart Source: ProRealTime
LSE chart Source: ProRealTime


Going long Apple might not be the most original idea, but unlike Tesla this company has a track record. The February pullback saw weeks of gains wiped off the stock price, but this is the first real volatility in the price since August. In bull markets, it makes sense to buy the strongest performers, and Apple is certainly in that category.

Apple chart Source: ProRealTime
Apple chart Source: ProRealTime

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