In a year that saw stunning underperformance by some big-name stocks, one indicator proved most useful.
Time is running out for a solid rally. Be careful, and watch these key indicators over the next few weeks to see where the wind is blowing.
It's hard not to be frustrated by volatility, but certain sectors could still be excellent buys.
A warning sign has emerged for one of 2011's top-performing sectors, calling into question which sectors will outperform in 2012.
New credit downgrades to a number of banks by S&P and still-negative chart patterns mean Bank of America and Citigroup are still very much out of favor.
It could be a couple of weeks until we know the true effect of the latest US debt debate in the markets, but there are still no clear signs that a year-end rally has been written off.
A proper breakout could be on its way as early as next week. Watch for any pullback as a buying opportunity in these specific sectors.
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