Align Technology Is A Big Money Favorite

So, what’s Big Money? That’s when a stock goes up in price alongside chunky volumes. It’s indicative of institutions betting on the shares.

Smart money managers are always looking for the next hot stock. And Align Technology has many fundamental qualities that are attractive.

This sets up well for the stock going forward. But how the stock is trading points to more upside. As I’ll show you, the Big Money has been consistent in the shares the last year.

You see, fund managers are always looking to bet on the next outlier stocks…the best in class. They spend countless hours sizing up companies, reading reports, speaking to analysts…you name it. When they find a company firing on all cylinders, they pounce in a big way.

That’s why I’ve learned how critical it is to gauge Big Money demand for shares. To show you what I mean, have a look at all of the big money signals ALGN has made the last year.

The last few days has seen Big Money activity, too. Each green bar signals big trading volumes as the stock ramped in price. Red signals are showing big selling in the shares:

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In 2021, the stock has steadily gained. Year to date, ALGN made 3 of these rare green signals. The last one coming after a big selloff earlier this year when growth stocks were under pressure. Generally speaking, recent green bars could mean more upside is ahead.

Now, let’s check out a few technicals grabbing my attention:

  • YTD outperformance vs. market (+.11% vs. SPY)
  • YTD outperformance vs. healthcare ETF (+3.08% vs. XLV)

Outperformance is huge for leading stocks.

Next, it’s a good idea to check under the hood. Meaning, I want to make sure the fundamental story is strong too. As you can see, Align Technology has been growing revenues and earnings rapidly. Take a look:

  • 3-year sales growth rate (+19.52%)
  • 3-year earnings growth rate (+129.65%)

Source: FactSet

Marrying great fundamentals with technically superior stocks is a winning recipe over the long-term.

In fact, Align Technology has been a top-rated stock at my research firm, MAPsignals, dozens of times the last few years. That means the stock has buy pressure, strong technicals, and growing fundamentals. We have a ranking process that showcases stocks like this on a weekly basis.

ALGN has been a constant Big Money favorite since 2015. And since its first appearance on this report back on 4/18/2011, it’s up a staggering 2839%. The blue bars below are the times that Align Technology was a top pick:

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I wouldn’t be surprised if ALGN makes additional appearances in the years to come. Let’s tie this all together.

Align Technology continues to fire on all cylinders technically alongside growing sales. With many high-quality growth stocks beginning to breakout with Big Money, I like the long-term story of the stock.

The Bottom Line

The Align Technology rally could have further to go. Big money buying in the shares is signaling to take notice. Shares could be positioned for further upside. Given the historical gains in share price and strong fundamentals, this stock could be worth a spot in a growth-oriented portfolio.

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Disclosure: the author holds no position in ALGN at the time of publication.

Learn more about the MAPsignals process here.



Best Stocks For July 2021

Here’s how I found the top stocks to own in July of 2021. I went to and I found all the Top 20 stocks since 2012. I then just sorted for the most frequently occurring stocks in descending order. This is what I found:


Outlier stocks are the ones that account for a lion’s share of the gains of the stock market. One thing they have in common is the same ones keep showing up over and over. These were the top 5.

To show why they are great quality stocks, I wanted some quick metrics. I looked up the following key fundamentals I look for:

  • 1 Year Sales Growth
  • 3 Year Sales Growth
  • 1 Year Earnings Growth
  • 3 Year Earnings Growth
  • Profit Margin
  • Debt/Equity

The best quality stocks being bought by big money is what I look for and these fit the bill. Look at these stunning fundamentals:

Source: FactSet

The real test is if Big Money is buying the stocks. By finding the ones most frequently on the Top 20 report, we get a quick filter for the best of the best. In order to even get on one instance of a MAP Top 20 report, the stock needs to have superior fundamentals and get some Big Money Buy Signals. The Top 20 stocks are the best 20 out of over 6,000 every week. So imagine what it means to be on a report 70 or 80 times!

Here’s what it looks like… below we are the instances when each stock saw Big Money buying and made our rare Top 20 report. The key to finding outlier stocks is the repeating Buy signals.

Up first is Facebook, Inc (FB):

Source: MAPsignals, end of day data sourced from

Now, Align Technology, Inc. (ALGN):

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And Fortinet, Inc. (FTNT):

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Number 4 is Adobe Systems Inc. (ADBE):

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Finally, NVIDIA Corp. (NVDA):

Source: MAPsignals, end of day data sourced from

So there you have it: a power packed list of the best stocks for July 2021. I’d like to say this is a quick and dirty way to find the best stocks out there, but there’s nothing dirty about it. MAPsignals uses quantitative analysis of mounds of daily stock data. Thirty years of it says two clear things:

  1. Outliers keep appearing time and time again.
  2. When they do, those are the best in show.

When Big Money is buying the best quality stocks, we should always pay attention. But when they do it year after year, it’s a message we don’t want to miss.

The Bottom Line

FB, ALGN, FTNT, ADBE, & NVDA represent the best stocks for July 2021. Based on strong fundamentals and Big Money buy signals year after year, these are worth further investigation.

To learn more about MAPsignals’ Big Money process please visit:

Disclosure: the author holds no positions in FB, ALGN, ADBE, FTNT, & NVDA at the time of publication.

Investment Research Disclaimer

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Three Hidden Gems In The Nasdaq-100

Market players tend to focus their capital on just a handful of well-known Nasdaq-100 components, like Apple Inc. (AAPL), Microsoft Corp. (MSFT), and Tesla Inc. (TSLA). Another sizable group just trades the index as a whole, through Investo QQQ Trust or the CME index futures contract. However, many lesser-known components have carved stronger price action since March 2020, or have outperformed their Silicon Valley rivals for a decade or more.

Traders and market technicians can uncover these hidden gems by sorting a list of Nasdaq-100 index components by relative strength. There are many ways to accomplish this task but the most effective method I’ve found is to list securities by relative positioning above or below their 200-day exponential moving averages (EMAs). Not surprisingly, running a list in this mixed autumn market reveals three companies that required searches to find out how they make money.


Pinduoduo Inc. (PDD) was added to the Nasdaq-100 index in August. The Shanghai-based company operates a hugely-popular mobile e-commerce platform that specializes in apparel, appliances, and household goods. The stock now sits at the top of the index performance list, carving a series of new highs while better-known tech stocks grind through fourth quarter corrections. However, this isn’t a cheap security by any metric, with a 363% 2020 return-to-date.

Align Technology

Align Technology Inc. (ALGN) manufactures and markets Invisalign clear dental aligners and iTero intraoral scanners, as well as other products for dentists and orthodontists. The stock posted a 3-year low in March 2020 and turned sharply higher, completing a breakout above the September 2018 high near 400 in October. It posted an all-time high at 507 on Nov. 9 and pulled back, testing new gains. It’s now approaching support, setting the stage for further upside.


Cintas Corp (CTAS) provides janitorial and safety-oriented uniforms and business services in North America, Latin America, Europe, and Asia. This is one of the top Nasdaq-100 performers in the last decade, despite their relatively humble business model. The stock got cut in half during the first quarter’s pandemic decline and bounced strongly, recouped 100% of the losses into June. An August breakout is now gathering steam, opening the door to significant upside.

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Disclosure: the author held no positions in aforementioned securities at the time of publication.