Smooth Sailing for Software Stocks

S&P likes the Systems Software subindustry's stock-price momentum and positive fundamental outlook. Among its top picks: Microsoft and Oracle

While flipping through the rolling 52-month relative strength charts for the 138 subindustries in the Standard & Poor's Composite 1500 index (which consists of the large-cap S&P 500, MidCap 400, and Small Cap 600 indexes), I noticed six subindustries that I thought had encouraging-looking, longer-term relative strength trends.

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