Despite the stock market's steadfast resistance to drop, and the Federal Reserve's cheap money, the real economy is succumbing to a new downturn.
UK employment data came in weaker than expected as investors also begin to worry about the effects of central banks easing measures.
In focus this morning are major financial institutions' quarterly results and a slew of upcoming economic data.
Although this sector has improved lately, it has been fighting headwinds from the tepid global economic growth.
US shares are nearly flat as Cyprus banks reopen and investors await a final GDP report.
There's no evidence the shorts are piling on, ahead of an anticipated market pullback -- but here's what they liked last month.
Analyst coverage is increasing at research firms as speculation about the bottom of share prices looms.
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