It was another choppy week in the stock market...but the internals of the stock market did improve, suggesting that a resumption of the overall uptrend is likely before the end of the month.
The Dow gains 45 as LinkedIn shares more than double. Initial jobless claims fall, but a manufacturing report is weaker and home sales sag. Crude oil drops below $99 a barrel. Japan slips into recession.
Commodities appear headed for volatility, so investors should be careful with resource-related funds.
The odds are against stocks making a sustained comeback in the short term. Unless you’re an intra-day trader, the best advice is to hold on for the ride and make sure protective stops are in place.
Google stumbles into netbook market with Chromebook. Big Oil battles the Senate. Comcast turns friends into enemies.
Wednesday's circus in the oil market will probably lead to further declines in both crude oil and stocks.
The sell-offs in silver, oil and stocks are necessary for markets to go higher on the basis of reality.
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