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In the Clear Light of Day

Friday stocks eagerly bounced back from Thursday's overreaction to the Malaysian Airways crash. Yes, it is a travesty. But when seen in the clear light of day, there is just no reasonable way for investors to tie it, or Ukraine/Russia friction, back to things that seriously affect the world economy.

Looking ahead we are moving into primetime earnings season with over 700 companies set to report. And many of them are key bellwethers for their industries.

Simply stated, in the coming week investors will have seen enough earnings reports, and forward guidance, to determine if they want to stay bullish in the near term. If so, then we will hit 2000 shortly. If not, then expect further consolidation until a fresh catalyst emerges to take us to those new heights.

Just remember, the bull market has been firmly in place for over 5 years. And it is much harder to transform into a bear than most investors realize. Therefore being bullish is still the most profitable trade around. It's even more profitable when your portfolio is chock full of Zacks #1 and #2 Ranked stocks.

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