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Zacks #1 Stocks on the Move 04/17/2014

Company Name Symbol %Change
DIXIE GRP IN DXYN
7.90%
GLOBAL EAGL ENT
6.72%
AGENUS INC AGEN
5.81%
TAOMEE HOLDI TAOM
5.22%
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4.97%

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Flight to Risk at Hand?

On Tuesday stocks showed some resilience. The S&P even bounced back above the 50 day moving average for a spell yet fell short in the waning minutes.

What may be more interesting is that the riskier small caps in the Russell 2000 also fell below their 50 day on Monday. Gladly they are now almost a full 1% above that level after Tuesday's close.

Why more interesting Reity?

Because market declines typically lead to risk aversion (or what some call "Flight to Safety"). And yet the less safe stocks of the Russell actually rose +1.5% on Tuesday. More than 3X the returns of the large caps in the S&P 500. This is a good underlying sign that investors are not really in a fearful mode and this recent pullback may be near an end.

Unfortunately, I do not think we are back to gung ho bullishness like the majority of the first part of the year. I imagine a bit more range bound/sideways trading for the next month or so. That is where stock pickers shine with a proven edge shine. Be sure to tap into the Zacks #1 Ranked list to enjoy that edge yourself.

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