Stocks climb as the monthly jobs report boosts investor optimism and wipes out losses generated by Central Bank disappointments.
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Poor recent performance and heavy bearish sentiment shouldn't overshadow the technical signals that the industry could be bottoming.
A look at the competitive landscape of a volatile industry.
The biggest letdown is still under the hood.
This stock now trades at half the level at which the CEO bought a quarter of a million worth of shares in August.
These stocks were debut darlings of 2010, rising sharply in their first year of trading. Now, after suffering some growing pains, they can be bought at a much better price.
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