I agree with you. The closer it gets up on the list the more recongnition it will receive. Just look at ERS after it got on the list and check the stock price since. The chart was a great one, ( still is ) but until the shorts jumped in, it's been all over the place. IBD is a wonderful tool, but it draws all the unwanted bashers after a stock goes in the top 5 list. It's what trading and investings all about.