I rather expected the market to be somewhat slow this week, waiting to see what would happen on Black Friday (traditionally initiating the period when retailers go from posting a loss to turning a profit). Instead, the market rose rapidly this morning, up nearly 2% in the first couple of hours. It later tailed off a bit but still closed as a very good day. Read more about What the Market Wants: Anticipating Black Friday

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Healthcare, InfoTech, and Consumer Staples continue to lead in the Sector Detector ETF rankings, based on Sabrient’s fundamentals-based SectorCast model. Actually, they increased their scores this week relative to the other sectors as the bottom-up speculative rally led to further overvaluation in the fundamentally weaker sectors.  Read more about Sector Detector: Leaders Solidify Their Positions

Riding a wave of positive corporate announcements -- among them, CISCO (Nasdaq: CSCO); The Blackstone Group (NYSE: BX); Coca Cola Bottling (Nasdaq: COKE); and Dynergy (NYSE: DYN) -- and a number of positive economic releases, the market bullied its way through resistance to make net gains every day last week for the S&P 500. The result was a 3.2% gain for the S&P and consistent strong market action through all cap/styles and all sectors. Read more about What the Market Wants: Market Bullies Its Way Through Resistance

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Scott MartindaleSabrient’s fundamentals-based ETF rankings, based on our new and powerful SectorCast model, has proven to be quite predictive for identifying the best (most undervalued) and worst (most overvalued) sectors, with a 1-month forward look. This week, Healthcare continues to lead by a healthy margin.

 

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Volatility returned to the marketplace with a vengeance last week, and we should be prepared for more of the same this week. On Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday the market moved 2% or more – in opposite directions each day.  The S&P 500 was down 2% on Wednesday, up more than 2% on Thursday, and down again on Friday nearly 3%. Read more about What the Market Wants: Well, What's It Gonna Be . . . Trick or Treat?

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Last week, the market was very selective, with only Large-cap Growth in positive territory -- think Apple (Nasdaq: AAPL), Amazon (Nasdaq:  AMZN), and American Express (NYSE: AXP). All other cap/styles were negative -- and the smaller you were, the more you lost. In fact, this entire month the market has beat up on small-caps with its "the smaller you are, the more you lose" bias. Read more about What the Market Wants: Market Bullies the Small-caps

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By David Brown, Chief Market Strategist, Sabrient Systems, LLC

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