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Momentum stock screener to scan for high momentum stocks today. These top momentum stocks 2021 are trading on NASDAQ, NYSE and AMEX. The stocks have been going up steadily in the recent weeks or months and making new highs. Short term swing traders may find new stocks for momentum trading and long term investors may find stocks for momentum investing with this momentum stocks screener.

Momentum Stock Screener

Momentum Stocks Screener search for the latest stocks with momentum and are in an uptrend. These stocks range from small cap stocks to mid cap stocks, large cap stocks and blue chip stocks. The list of best momentum stocks is updated after market close each day.


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Symbol Chart Open High Low Close Volume % Change Buy or Sell
LDL 60.63 62.10 60.00 61.72 5568800 85.40% LDL Buy or Sell
HCICW 2.19 2.50 2.15 2.20 1146800 44.74% HCICW Buy or Sell
GOE.W 1.48 1.94 1.45 1.75 3959700 25.00% GOE.W Buy or Sell
KOS 3.15 3.70 3.15 3.68 17451000 19.09% KOS Buy or Sell
FIGS 37.13 42.89 36.00 42.61 3199900 17.06% FIGS Buy or Sell
CTXR 3.75 4.35 3.73 4.23 23653500 14.63% CTXR Buy or Sell
AVXL 24.06 27.85 24.06 25.17 15870100 13.69% AVXL Buy or Sell
CPE 49.00 53.98 48.59 53.82 3155300 12.05% CPE Buy or Sell
EVRI 22.62 23.76 21.92 23.65 1907100 11.50% EVRI Buy or Sell
NEX 5.30 5.75 5.30 5.68 1872900 8.60% NEX Buy or Sell
MUR 23.40 24.94 23.18 24.93 2496600 8.11% MUR Buy or Sell
CLNY 8.11 8.70 8.06 8.50 6945100 6.52% CLNY Buy or Sell
FANG 86.63 92.31 86.51 91.50 2735200 6.17% FANG Buy or Sell
EBR 9.06 9.47 9.02 9.44 1149000 4.89% EBR Buy or Sell
CDEV 6.57 6.95 6.52 6.87 7433000 4.57% CDEV Buy or Sell
OPCH 20.56 21.45 20.39 21.43 1124200 4.23% OPCH Buy or Sell
KNBE 32.41 35.40 32.30 35.07 1103100 4.19% KNBE Buy or Sell
CBOE 113.67 120.00 113.52 118.04 1064000 4.07% CBOE Buy or Sell
DEN 75.32 78.82 74.51 78.40 2145600 4.01% DEN Buy or Sell
BSY 63.86 67.00 63.86 66.44 4114500 3.96% BSY Buy or Sell
FTAI 33.19 34.68 33.19 34.50 1146000 3.95% FTAI Buy or Sell
GLBE 54.51 58.40 52.53 55.36 1063600 3.55% GLBE Buy or Sell
LSPD 80.21 84.90 78.89 82.42 1257200 3.09% LSPD Buy or Sell
ASAN 57.70 61.32 57.25 59.57 6050600 3.06% ASAN Buy or Sell
CPRT 128.72 132.34 128.60 131.72 1440500 2.79% CPRT Buy or Sell
DLO 39.42 43.10 35.82 38.59 1104900 2.69% DLO Buy or Sell
CG 44.56 45.26 44.48 45.15 1171000 2.29% CG Buy or Sell
ATAI 20.80 21.88 19.77 19.89 2150600 2.26% ATAI Buy or Sell
DHR 258.87 262.73 255.66 262.59 2778700 2.19% DHR Buy or Sell
KR 38.99 39.76 38.53 39.58 10800300 2.14% KR Buy or Sell
EW 101.46 103.28 100.43 102.84 2045800 2.11% EW Buy or Sell
BNO 18.74 19.12 18.72 19.11 1261700 2.08% BNO Buy or Sell
HCIC 10.40 10.44 10.05 10.18 9152600 2.00% HCIC Buy or Sell
OTIS 80.09 81.10 79.67 81.04 2565800 1.94% OTIS Buy or Sell
IHRT 25.75 26.42 25.50 26.09 1412900 1.68% IHRT Buy or Sell
DT 57.21 58.99 56.41 57.77 1753600 1.26% DT Buy or Sell
MSFT 259.82 263.52 257.92 262.63 26483100 1.23% MSFT Buy or Sell
INTU 477.18 481.12 472.00 477.90 1071100 0.95% INTU Buy or Sell
LTCH 12.35 12.73 11.71 12.52 1395900 0.89% LTCH Buy or Sell
IWF 262.69 264.91 261.10 264.61 1491200 0.82% IWF Buy or Sell
GOOG 2514.80 2540.73 2502.69 2529.10 1280400 0.71% GOOG Buy or Sell
AVTR 34.75 35.19 34.16 34.91 4502200 0.63% AVTR Buy or Sell
ADBE 565.99 570.19 560.35 567.35 2402500 0.31% ADBE Buy or Sell
ME 12.99 13.00 11.56 11.72 3384500 0.00% ME Buy or Sell
ATIP 9.46 9.49 8.83 9.09 1492700 0.00% ATIP Buy or Sell
DHF 3.19 3.22 3.17 3.21 1146700 0.00% DHF Buy or Sell
FPE 20.55 20.57 20.55 20.55 1020300 0.00% FPE Buy or Sell

How To Trade Momentum Stocks

Momentum stocks are the stocks that are making new highs, or gaining momentum with higher volatility than usual. The goal of trading momentum stocks is to buy high and sell higher in a short period of time, anywhere from a few minutes to a few weeks depending on which style you use.

Trading momentum stocks uses a completely different strategy than value investing where an investor tries to buy low and sell high, and tends to hold their stocks for much longer.

There are both pros and cons for trading in momentum stocks trading.

Pros of Momentum Trading

  1. Traders get higher return in shorter time when they find a winner.
  2. When there is a recession or the general market crashes, disciplined momentum traders are among the first ones to get out.

Cons of Momentum Trading
  1. Stocks are more volatile which translates into more risks. To trade these type of stocks, a trader needs to have a higher tolerance for risks.
  2. It requires mental discipline and skills to trade success on a consistent basis.

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To trade momentum stocks successfully, here are a few rules that every momentum trader should follow.
  1. Stop Loss - Stop loss is critical in momentum trading or any type of trading. A trader who does not use stop loss is looking for trouble, and these traders won't last long in the market.
  2. Never Double Down - Double down is a strategy that many traders use to cut their losses in terms of percentage. Traders often use this strategy hoping to get out even from a losing trade. This is a dangerous strategy as a stock can keep declining until it reaches $0, doubling down could compound the losses and crush a trader's portfolio on a single stock. Instead of doubling down, a momentum trader may consider doubling up on a position that's already working on their favor.
  3. Trade only liquid stocks - A trader should only buy stocks with liquidity. Momentum stocks should have high volume to back it up. In order for a momentum stock to make any meaningful move, there must be huge trading volume.
  4. Have a Plan - A trader should always have a plan before he puts on any trade. The market is unpredictable and anything can happen at any time. A trader must be prepared for the worst and know exactly what to do at any situation.
  5. Trade with the money that you can afford to lose - Since anything can happen in the stock market, you don't want to trade with the money that you can't afford to lose. Many traders use margin accounts which can add to their winnings or making their losses even bigger. Beginners should avoid using margin accounts, experienced traders should be cautious trading with the money they don't own.

Momentum Strategy

The above are the basic rules of momentum trading, let's go over some specific strategies on trading momentum stocks. First of all, there must be volatility in the stocks we are trading with in order for us to make any meaningful returns. Second, the stock must be going up with increase volume so that we know there are interest in the stock.

TSLA was one of the monster stocks that showed up our momentum stock screener constantly since last year. The stock kept making new highs in the 4 month run from late October last year to February this year. Each time the stock rallies to a new high, it was accompanied with higher volume which is the best indicator of a momentum stock.

Nothing fundamental has changed for TSLA in the four month period where it's stock price went from $280 to $900. The only thing that changed was the market sentiment and trader's perception of the stock. Another thing is the short sellers that were forced to cover on their positions which ultimately drove the stock even higher.

In a nutshell, here is a strategy that we can use to trade momentum stocks.

  1. Buy when a stock breaks out of a consolidation area with usual high volume. You should use other technical indicators or chart patterns to go with the volume indicator for better result.
  2. Set stop loss for the your trade.
  3. When the stock moves higher, adjust your stop loss to move along with the higher price. This way you lock in the profit in case the stock stops moving up. For example, if a stock is initially trading at $10 per share, you can set a 5% stop loss which is to sell it at $9.5. When the stock moves higher to $12 a share, you may want to raise your stop loss to sell some of your shares at $11.14 which is 5% from the new price instead of the original price.
  4. You can have a price target to sell your shares or ride with the trend until your technical indicators give you the signals to sell.

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How to Find Momentum Stocks

Momentum stocks usually have some sort of positive news in the recent past that drive the companies' stock prices higher. A stock could be higher because of the company releases a new product, reports earnings beat, hires a new CEO, or raises guidance.

These fundamental changes will be reflected on a company's stock price and technical traders will be able to find these type of stocks through our free stock screener.

In addition to the momentum stock screener, you can also find momentum stocks through the following
How to find Momentum Stocks
top trending stocks
stocks with 52 week high
stocks that gapped up today
breakout stocks today
uptrend stocks

Momentum Penny Stocks

This list does not include low price penny stocks, you can use the momentum penny stocks if you are interested in trading penny stocks.

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