Thursday’s news-driven rally fizzled out, and with ominous bear flag patterns forming on the charts for several major stock indices, the short-term market action will be critical.
The charts flashed a clear warning sign before the metal's recent decline. While the mid- to long-term trend remains positive, it's time to hedge existing long positions.
Regardless of the volatility, there are still some great long-term income plays you can get into now.
If the broad market finds a near-term bottom, semiconductors should also rebound.
These blue chips show strength and stability in any economic environment.
Further weakness in three high-yielding oil stocks will present great buying opportunities and allow investors to earn steady income with less risk than Treasuries.
We won’t know for a while whether the bulls have been truly slaughtered, so investors would do wise to wait for the near-term rally that will likely follow Friday’s down close.
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