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The Best of Both Worlds

Stocks got back to their bullish ways Wednesday thanks to a robust Retail Sales report. Clearly consumers are not yet feeling any ill effects from recent tax changes.

If we can follow that up with a strong Jobless Claims report today and Industrial Production on Friday, then 1565 will likely be soon at hand. And maybe ready for the ascent up to 1600.

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Bull & Bear of the Day

Zacks Rank #1 Strong Buy

Cincinnati Financial (CINF)

With a juicy dividend yield and excellent growth potential, this stock would be a nice addition to any portfolio.

 

Zacks Rank #5 Strong Sell

ArcelorMittal (MT)

This steel giant has been going through a challenging time with declining demand and overcapacity.


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