Markets have been signaling a willingness to look past the deluge of troubling news and move higher. This is bullish behavior. On Tuesday, market psychology displayed its positivity as initial weakness on bad news was quickly reversed. Rather than demanding that the Fed initiate a QE3, investors seem to be happier with indications from the Fed that the economy might be able to muddle along without it. Read more about Sector Detector: Charts, rankings, psychology remain bullish

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Technology and Materials have been the major drag on the market this week, through Wednesday. Surprisingly, Financials and Energy have held up pretty well. It’s tough for the Technology sector, the S&P 500, and the Nasdaq to perform when the biggest market-cap company—Apple (AAPL)—misses estimates for the first time in forever, I think. Or was it 2004? Read more about Sector Detector: Investors look to Europe for a breakout catalyst

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The usual suspects of Materials, Industrials, Financials and Energy continue to lead this unstable market both up and down. Technology has been less volatile, and in fact it has been tracking closely with Healthcare lately. These two also happen to rank the highest this week in Sabrient’s SectorCast ETF rankings. Read more about Sector Detector: Healthcare and Technology get cozy together

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Likely Greek Default Worries Market

By David Brown, Chief Market Strategist, Sabrient Systems

After last week’s stellar performance, the markets dropped into negative territory today, as investors realized that Greece might actually be allowed to default. Read more about What The Market Wants: Likely Greek Default Worries Market

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Investors dumped equities late last week ahead of the weekend – largely due to the tenuous situation with Greece’s debt and the associated fall in the euro (and a commensurate rise in the dollar). But I also think there was a flight-to-safety ahead of the 9/11 anniversary, especially among Wall Street traders given the terror threats and heavy security in NYC. Read more about Sector Detector: Global teamwork injects a dose of optimism

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