China's lending slowdown will help the country move toward sustainable growth. Once that's achieved, we will have removed a key problem in the world economy.
There aren't enough stories out there like that of Titan Machinery, which has multiple moving parts all falling into place at the same time.
With OPEC's surprise decision not to increase oil production, the Senate's vote on debit card fee limits, and Ciena's disastrous earnings, Wednesday's events could cloud the market for a while.
Unlike Tuesday's sucker punch, a real rally must be based on lower stock prices and positive changes.
I hate being part of the consensus, but right now the view that the market will go flat before finding a bottom seems like the most realistic one.
It feels like we're waiting for something good to happen with this market -- but do we even know what's good and what isn't?
Stocks have been trading in lockstep with the dollar-euro relationship, but this market needs good news out of Europe, not more bad news from the US.
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