Bulls on Wall Street continue to call the shots and have their way. Bears who dare try to venture out of hibernation are smacked back into the cave before they’ve barely seen the light of day. The unshakably bullish action and buy-the-dip mentality has many market observers wondering if it can be sustained, given the struggling economy, moribund housing market, rising food and energy prices, skyrocketing deficit, and persistent unemployment. Read more about Sector Detector: QE2, the Rising Market, and Now the 2011 Federal Budget – Three’s a Crowd?

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The market reeked of late-day manipulation today as a last-minute push managed to get the Dow back into positive territory, but the S&P500 and Nasdaq couldn’t quite make it. The bulls have staked out their claim and won’t allow anyone to spoil their party...and they have powerful friends. Read more about Sector Detector: Technology Leads Rankings, while Energy Finds All-Weather Support

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The past few days have given us a wild ride in the markets, thanks primarily to unrest in the Middle East. After this extended run since December 1, I have been waiting for the market to decide between either pulling back to consolidate gains and find a strong support point from which to launch on a renewed bullish run ... losing critical support and turning bearish. Read more about Sector Detector: Basic Materials Surges in Rankings

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This market sees nothing but rainbows and butterflies ahead. No worries, no fears. Although backing and filling is a necessary aspect of a healthy bull market, history shows that it can go on for awhile without. Now that the Dow has touched 12,000 and the S&P 500 came within a whisker of 1300, perhaps the bulls will be ready for a much-needed respite. Read more about Sector Detector: Healthcare and Technology Continue Strong in Rankings

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The market posted a big red candle today. It was much overdue … and in fact needed for a healthy market. It simply cannot go up in a straight line and engender confidence among investors. Backing and filling is a necessary aspect of a healthy bull market. Read more about Sector Detector: Market Takes an Overdue Pause

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The Energy Sector has demonstrated a surge in technical strength to lead the market higher this week, and at the same time it has surged in the SectorCast rankings. Read more about Sector Detector: Energy Surges in Rankings and Spurs Market Breakout

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This week brings a clean slate among stock traders as the holidays and end-of-year positioning has come to an end. The market continues to show signs that it wants to pull back a bit to work off its overbought condition and allow technical indicators like RSI and MACD to cycle back down in their normal swings. But the cash just keeps flowing in. Read more about Sector Detector: Market Remains Frothy

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The stock market has been on cruise control for the holidays, with the bulls teasing the bears occasionally but giving little back. Powered by the Fed’s cash machine, the SPY has continued on its strong December path. The market is now in blue sky territory, and not even China interest rate hikes and lower consumer confidence readings can stop it. Read more about Sector Detector: Technology Rises while Basic Materials Falls in Rankings

The bulls continue to steamroll bears during December, despite closing November with ominous weakness. Powered by the Fed, the SPY bounced convincingly from strong support at 118 and has not looked back, even powering through November resistance at 123 with only a brief pause to reload. Read more about Sector Detector: Healthcare and Technology Retain Top Scores as Holidays Arrive

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