In this market, stock picking can be a difficult task. One way to make things simple is to use Relative Strength and line up all the stocks accordingly. For example, we can check how much a stock has gained in one year and then arrange them like this:
One idea is to check out the ones which are say among the top 50 or 100 in the list. The other idea can be to check out stocks which have gained say 50% to 200% during the last one year. And then narrow down your selection to a few stocks and invest in them. The underlying logic here is that out performers will keep out performing until they don't. The other similar way is to do a top down analysis - find out the out performing sectors and then find out the outperforming stocks within those sectors. A third idea is to use the 50 day / 200 day averages and focus only on those stocks which are trading above them. See this post.
Below, the stocks are lined up according to their 3 month performance:
One stock I like is Denso. Below is a daily chart: