It's tempting to say we're on the brink of a double-dip recession, but the economy isn't plummeting. It's simply mixed.
A good hiding spot can be tough to find, but shares in utilities and food and drugs still provide some shelter from a stormy market.
Instead of judging Hewlett-Packard's stock by the value of its outgoing CEO, look at the strength of the company itself.
Between New York's drilling ban and the Senate's all but giving up on an energy bill, it's been a bad week for drillers and shares.
They misjudged the travel, industrial and medical sectors. If they're also wrong about tech, bullish investors could benefit.
The hallmark of this market has been short, sharp moves followed by crushing falls. More meandering days like Tuesday would put us on a smoother ascent.
Once we get a number indicating employment growth, the market will go much, much higher. Until then, unemployment can stop a rally in its tracks.
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