US markets are set for a lower open on concerns over the terms of the Cypriot rescue, especially the bank deposit levy.
The rally's shunning these related companies, and that's fine -- we don't need a repeat of 2007-2008.
IBM, Caterpillar and 3M contribute the most to the Dow's 118% gain since the March 2009 market bottom. Only one Dow stock is lower since then: Hewlett-Packard.
Evidence suggests that, despite a lofty stock market, the world economy is already shrinking again.
Fourth-quarter reports look good, but all sectors appear overvalued.
Some big stocks are susceptible to no real translation from the macro to the micro.
The fourth-quarter earnings season is likely to feature an uneasy combination of caution and celebration.
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