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  • Is the market starting to show signs of a top? A critical level on the S&P could confirm or deny the trend. What should you be watching?

  • Jitters ahead of President Obama's financial reforms and concerns over tighter lending measures to curb inflation in China are weighing on the markets again today. With another round of losses today, the major indices are now sitting at their lowest levels of the new year.

  • Shares of Vale are coming off of 18 month highs, but at least one trader sees more upside ahead for the Brazilian metals and mining company.

  • Earnings season gets its unofficial start this evening with the release of Alcoa's fourth quarter earnings.   Analysts are expecting 6 cents per share and the stock is trading up today.  Here is how it has fared lately.

  • A weaker-than expected jobs report spooked investors however it failed to send stocks tumbling. Instead money rotated into tech. Should you scoop up tech, too?

  • Now that Goldman Sachs has added 3M to its Conviction Buy list, where's the next opportunity in metals and miners?

  • For all the talk about a lack of transparency on the part of Dubai World, for all the talk about how they dumped it on the market over a long holiday, for all the talk about retail sales fractionally up on Black Friday being a disappointment (why?), the markets are...flat this morning.

  • The dollar is again weak this morning, and commodities are rallying: gold and copper are at new highs, while commodity stocks like Rio Tinto and AK Steel are up 4 to 5 percent.

  • Yesterday we passed the earnings season midpoint and now ~60% of the S&P 500 companies have reported earnings.  Here's a look at which companies have had the biggest surprises so far...

  • Find out why one trader is using Apple as a market barometer. What's the critical level that could signal a rally or 5% correction?

  • Following are the week’s biggest winners and losers. Find out why shares of Freeport-McMoRan and AK Steel popped while AIG and Monsanto dropped.

  • Both the Dow and S&P closed higher on Thursday ending a four-day losing streak after stronger-than-expected retail data boosted economic recovery hopes.

  • Stocks retreated Monday as investors took a breather after a four-week rally, capped by a better-than-expected jobs report on Friday.

  • As investors debate whether the stock market gains are sustainable, Barry Knapp, Barclays Capital Managing Director, believes that it is time to be very selective with stocks. 

  • The recovery trade continues today. Cyclicals are notably outperforming more defensive names once again, with the Morgan Stanley Cyclical Index is up 3 percent, while the Morgan Stanley Consumer Index is up just 0.75 percent. This extends the recent trend that has taken place during the current summer rally.

  • On Friday, July 24th, the S&P 500’s 100-day moving average overtook its 200-day moving average, an event known to Wall Street technicians as a Golden Cross (a shorter-term average crossing a longer-term one, from below to above).  A month ago, we saw another Golden Cross, when the 50-day average moved above the 200-day average.

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    Shares of AcerlorMittal and AK Steel closed lower after rival US Steel reported its second consecutive quarterly loss on Tuesday. What's the trade?

  • The bulls just can't drive the market beyond its 9-month high. Is a correction coming?

  • Options action is positive for the metals and mining sector today as investors place bullish trades on the XME mining exchange traded fund.

  • Stocks are modestly lower this morning as a firmer dollar sends commodities and commodity stocks noticeably lower today.