I think this decline constitutes nothing more than profit-taking.
The focus is on the consumer with quarterly summaries due from Best Buy, Home Depot and Target.
I think the main chance lies with this group -- and with their leader, Boeing.
There's cash to be made when premium-priced stocks move sharply higher or lower after earnings reports.
Jack Dorsey has reportedly held talks with big banks about underwriting an offering for the mobile-payment company.
Poor execution and slow growth lead to a poor quarter for Big Blue.
The key players in the budget drama are willing to risk a 1,000-point Dow decline if nothing is done this week, if only because there will be a resolution next week.
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