Frackers are expected to use nearly 95 billion pounds of the material this year, sending stocks soaring for miners.
As the saying goes, the trend is your friend -- and these companies' charts are signaling impending breakouts.
Netflix and Halliburton plainly illustrate what's justifying this broad-market run.
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Corporate profits and share prices are at all-time highs, but companies have been tightfisted with their cash, reluctant to hire more workers or invest in new equipment.
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With its leading technology, this firm remains the preeminent play in the oil-services sector.
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