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Consolidation Party Continues

1700 is proving to be formidable resistance for stocks. But just as impressive is that each sell off is being seen as a buying opportunity. Such was the case Thursday when stocks spent the early session in the red, then fought back into a positive close.

It is hard to sell stocks when the Durable Goods report showed strength. And Jobless Claims continue to be under 350K, which bodes well for future employment gains.

Most interesting is that bonds continue to lose money leading to tremendous withdrawals from bond funds. Right now most of that money is being parked in money market funds. In time it will rotate to the stock market creating the next leg higher.

The consolidation period still has more legs before we breakout above 1700. So best to line up your favorite Zacks #1 Ranked stocks to buy on any short lived dips. The articles below will also point you in the right direction.

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Bull & Bear of the Day

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Visteon (VC)

This auto parts company looks poised to outperform, mainly due to surging demand for automobiles in Asia.

 

Zacks Rank #5

IEC Electronics (IEC)

Accounting errors and legal issues have badly hurt IEC's credibility and the earnings outlook.


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How is the Q2 Earnings Season Shaping Up?

We dig a bit deeper into Q2 results to get a sense of the true earnings picture.

2 Top Ranked ETF Picks for the Earnings Season (XLF, ITA)

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Earnings a Main Market Driver

With Taper Talk subsided, Zacks experts weigh in on the role earnings plays in the market moving higher.

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Company Symbol Reported Surprise %Price Chg
MEDIDATA SOLUTIONS INC MDSO Jul 25 +0.20% +22.27%
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Company Symbol Consensus
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WALTER INV MGMT WAC 0.53 0.66 Aug 8 2 +24.53
AMERISTAR CASIN ASCA 0.49 0.55 Jul 25 3 +12.24
CAPITAL PRODUCT CPLP 0.09 0.10 Jul 31 3 +11.11
TYSON FOODS A TSN 0.58 0.63 Aug 5 2 +8.62
TW TELECOM INC TWTC 0.12 0.13 Aug 5 2 +8.33
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