Stockpickr) -- The QE3 hope game continues this week, after yesterday¿s Fed minutes sent investors poring over the transcripts for hints at another round of easing.

That QE3 carrot has been dangling in front of investors for a while now, giving some hope to an investing public that¿s clearly losing faith in stocks. But while drama has ruled the financial headlines in 2012, anxious investors have been missing a colossal rally from the start of June until now. I¿m not convinced that QE3 -- or any kind of easing, for that matter -- is such a good thing for investors right now.

And I¿ve already shown how the next round of quantitative easing is probably based on a hard number rather than some ¿feeling¿ at the FOMC.

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If nothing else, this summer¿s rally proves that investors don¿t need easing to spark a rally in stocks, especially if they¿re looking cheap relative to a handful of valuation metrics and strong from a technical standpoint.

With the S&P 500 plowing to new 52-week highs this week, investors had better get the message that it¿s time to buy right now. That¿s why we¿re taking a technical look at five huge stocks that could slingshot higher from this rally.

If you're new to technical analysis, here's the executive summary.

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Technicals are a study of the market itself. Since the market is ultimately the only mechanism that determines a stock's price, technical analysis is a valuable tool even in the ro"/>

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5 Huge Stocks That Could Slingshot Higher

Berkshire Hathaway

It always strikes me as funny when Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway (BRK.B - Get Report) pops up as a potential trade. After all, until recently, the Oracle of Omaha intentionally kept the prices of his firm's shares at high levels to dissuade trading. But since the decision to split shares of his Class B stock in 2010, liquidity has been high enough for trading opportunities to come through this stock.

Berkshire is enjoying a good run in 2012, rallying more than twice as much as the S&P over the last six months. But in the short-term, the setup to watch is the same ascending triangle that we're focusing on in MTB. $86 resistance has been a stumbling point for BRK in August. A breakout above that price is a buy signal for Berkshire.

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Momentum adds some confidence to this trade right now -- the 14-day RSI has been in a long-term uptrtend that's remained unbroken for the last several months. Since momentum is a leading indicator of price, that's a good sign.
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