Results are in for the fourth quarter momentum race. The three leaders are Amazon.com (AMZN - Get Report) , Facebook (FB - Get Report) and Alphabet (GOOGL - Get Report) , which set all-time highs on Thursday. Close behind are Netflix (NFLX - Get Report) and Apple (APPL) with Tesla (TSLA - Get Report) motoring in the rear.

Here's the daily chart profiles and key levels that can help investors handicap the momentum race around the fourth-quarter pole.

We start with the daily chart for Apple.


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Apple closed at $120.92 on Thursday, up 9.6% so far in the fourth quarter and up 9.6% year to date. Despite solid gains the stock is in correction territory 10.1% below its all-time high of $134.54 set on April 28. The stock spent two days above its 200-day simple moving average but Thursday's close was below this average of $121.95.

The horizontal lines are the Fibonacci retracements of the decline from the all-time high of $134.54 set on April 28 to the flash crash low of $92.00 set on Aug. 24, dubbed "Black Monday" in China. On the rebound, shares traded around its 38.2% retracement of $108.24, then picked up momentum going into October. The stock is above its 50% retracement of $113.27 and its 61.8% retracement of $118.31.

Investors looking to buy Apple should place a good till canceled limit order to purchase the stock if it drops to $113.46, which is a key level on technical charts until the end of November.

Investors looking to reduce holdings should place a good till canceled limit order to sell the stock if it rises to $131.03, which is a key level on technical charts until the end of 2015.

Here's the daily chart for Alphabet.


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Alphabet had a close of $760.67 on Thursday, up 19.2% so far in the fourth quarter and up 43.3% year to date. Helping propel the stock to its all-time high of $766.35 set on Thursday was a "golden cross" confirmed on June 25 when the 50-day simple moving average crossed above its 200-day simple moving average when the stock closed at $557.95. The stock is currently well above the 50-day and 200-day simple moving averages of $676.12 and $599.69, respectively.

Investors looking to buy Alphabet should place a good till canceled limit order to purchase the stock if it drops to $715.82, which is a key level on technical charts until the end of 2015.

Investors looking to reduce holdings should place a sell stop given a close below a key level of $744.91 which is in play until the end of 2015.

Here's the daily chart for Amazon.com.


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Amazon.com closed at $655.65 on Thursday, up a leading 28.1% so far in the fourth quarter and up 111.3% year to date. Helping propel the stock to its all-time high of $657 set on Thursday was a "golden cross" confirmed on Feb. 20 when the 50-day simple moving average crossed above its 200-day simple moving average when the stock closed at $383.66. The stock is currently way above the 50-day and 200-day simple moving averages of $590.16 and $455.03, respectively.

Investors looking to buy Amazon should place a good till canceled limit order to purchase the stock if it drops to $470.58, which is a key level on technical charts until the end of 2015.

Investors looking to reduce holdings should place a sell stop given a close below a key level of $613.16 which is in play until the end of November.

Here's the daily chart for Facebook.


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Facebook closed at $108.76 on Thursday, up 21% so far in the fourth quarter and up 39.4% year to date. Helping propel the stock to its all-time high of $110.65 set on Thursday was a "golden cross" confirmed on Aug. 7, 2013, when the 50-day simple moving average crossed above its 200-day simple moving average when the stock closed at $38.87. The stock is currently well above the 50-day and 200-day simple moving averages of $94.92 and $86.39, respectively.

Investors looking to buy Facebook should place a good till canceled limit order to purchase the stock if it drops to $102.44, which is a key level on technical charts until the end of 2015. A lower key level in play for November is $99.52.

Investors looking to reduce holdings should place a good till canceled limit order to sell the stock if it rises to $110.84, which is a key level on technical charts until the end of 2015.

Here's the daily chart for Netflix.


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Netflix closed at $113.50 Thursday, up 9.9% so far in the fourth quarter and up a leading 132.6% year to date. Despite the year-to-date leadership, Netflix is in correction territory 12.2% below the all-time high of $129.29 set on Aug. 5.

The horizontal lines are the Fibonacci retracements from the all-time high to the Aug. 24 flash crash low of $85.50. Following "Black Monday," the stock rebounded and traded between its 23.6% retracement of $95.75 and its 6.8% retracement of $112.48 with the 38.2% and 50% retracements in-between at $102.15 and $107.31, respectively. The stock closed Thursday above them all.

Investors looking to buy Netflix should place a good till canceled limit order to purchase the stock if it drops to $97.82, which is a key level on technical charts until the end of 2015.

Investors looking to reduce holdings should place a good till canceled limit order to sell the stock if it rises to $125.80, which is a key level on technical charts until the end of November.

Here's the daily chart for Tesla.


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Tesla closed at $231.77 on Thursday, down 6.7% so far in the fourth quarter and up 4.2% year to date. Tesla is in bear market territory 20.5% below the all-time high of $291.42 set on Sept. 4, 2014.

The horizontal lines are the Fibonacci retracements from the 2015 high of $286.65 set on July 20 to its Aug. 24 flash crash low of $195.00. Following "Black Monday" the stock rebounded and traded well above its 61.8% retracement of $251.73 in September then plunged below its 23.6% retracement of $216.66. The stock gapped higher following earnings to close Thursday between its 38.2% retracement of $230.06 and the 200-day simple moving average of $232.65.

Investors looking to buy Tesla should place a good till canceled limit order to purchase the stock if it drops to $152.07, which is a key level on technical charts until the end of 2015.

Investors looking to reduce holdings should place a good till canceled limit order to sell the stock if it rises to $255.04, which is a key level on technical charts until the end of 2015.

This article is commentary by an independent contributor. At the time of publication, the author held no positions in the stocks mentioned.