Commodities aren't moving based on supply and demand. They're moving on trader and political demand.
Problems in Greece and Italy have sparked a chain reaction that is lifting health care but hammering large-cap companies with great earnings momentum.
As important as we think we are, the eurozone, oil futures and China all have a bigger impact on stocks than the US does.
Analysts are all too eager to sound the alarm, but good stocks are good stocks -- period.
Don't buy or sell a stock by mimicking the moves of major fund managers without knowing the rationale behind their decisions.
One is a cheap stock that has simply run out of buyers, while the other is undisciplined and lacks a growth catalyst.
Recession-resistant shares like Merck and ConAgra are due for a rest. Look for them to hand over the lead as the 'roving bull market' trend continues.
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