All hail the bull market, which ended the week with a big rally. But it also is starting to look a little like 1987, which suffered an epic blow-out.
It's old tech versus new tech in a race for recovery.
The metal is in danger of giving up all its gains since its mid-April low. Some talk has gold falling to $1,250 an ounce.
Stocks surge to new highs after a big hedge-fund manager says he's 'definitely bullish.' Plus, traders are cheered by falling government deficits.
The automobile business is strong. So is construction, based on shipments on the nation's railroads. Crude oil is a hot commodity. Coal is suffering from low prices.
More record levels for the Dow and S&P 500 on Friday, but stocks are is showing signs of being overbought. Here's what to watch for.
With the averages hitting new highs, many stocks are overvalued fundamentally and overbought technically.
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