When you take out the volatile energy sector, the EPS growth rate is only 3.22%.
The current quarter has continued to highlight the sector's challenges and its long-term potential.
With the overall markets moving higher, investors should step into these stocks, ETFs and precious metals.
Contrary to the seasonal tendency, technical signals suggest oil and gas prices may decline.
The sector will soon enter a period of seasonal strength, and two stocks in particular look like attractive buys on any upcoming pullbacks.
With the seasonal strong period for crude oil now upon us, consider any pullbacks in these refining stocks as a buying opportunity.
Strength in energy and technology and a breakout in financials are needed to keep the rally moving.
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