BALTIMORE ( Stockpickr) -- This market is sending investors a clear message in 2013: "Buy the boring stocks."
Boring stocks -- "quality names" such as blue-chip utilities, health care names and telecom firms -- have been on fire in 2013, outperforming the kinds of more speculative names that typically stomp more conservative stocks in later stages of a rally. That suggests a couple of things: We're still in the early stages of this rally right now, and investors are still nervous about its staying power.
In particular, communications stocks have been an interesting part of the quality stock bandwagon. They offer a boring business, utility-like revenue performance and some of the biggest dividend yields on the market today. That makes telcos worth a closer look as this rally keeps chugging along.So today, we'll take a technical look at how to trade five big name telecom stocks. For the unfamiliar, technical analysis is a way for investors to quantify qualitative factors, such as investor psychology, based on a stock's price action and trends. Once the domain of cloistered trading teams on Wall Street, technicals can help top traders make consistently profitable trades and can aid fundamental investors in better planning their stock execution. >>5 Rocket Stocks to Buy for Dow 15,000 So without further ado, let's take a look at five technical setups worth trading now.