Back to top

Free: Subscribe to Profit from the Pros

Zacks' Bull Stock of the Day, morning market e-briefing, strategies for picking the best stocks, funds, ETFs, and options plus more.

Join 500,000+ investors in-the-know.

Privacy Policy


View the PFP Archive

Confusion = Consolidation

In my last commentary, I shared with you why we are in the midst of a consolidation period. That is because investors are confused by the conflicting news flow.

The US looks great vs. the rest of the world stinks.

This was on full display in Monday's action as stocks bolted higher to 1564.91 in the morning before ending the session in the red. I still think we will break out of this range and make our way to 1600 before a real correction takes hold. That means traders should use dips as a buying opportunity for the next leg higher.

Featured Commentaries:

•  Roundtable Top Picks for the Week of Mar. 25th

4 Stocks with Rapidly Growing Dividends

•  Top 5 Zacks #1 Ranked Global Mutual Funds

•  Real Estate ETFs--Real Winners in 2013?


Steve Reitmeister

Executive VP -

Zacks Investment Research

Follow Us:  


Why Haven't You Looked at Zacks' Top Stocks?

Just press a button and PRESTO - out pops the list of stocks from a market-beating strategy. In fact, since 2001, one screen has averaged a yearly gain of +67.4%. Even during 2008, while the market plunged -37.0%, those picks were up +15.3%.

Investors marvel that it's "like a license to print money." "No benchmark stands a chance!" Why wait another day?

See the latest picks free>>

Bull & Bear of the Day

Zacks Rank #1 Strong Buy


How do you differentiate among the homebuilders? Choose the one that is the Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy).


Zacks Rank #5 Strong Sell

Darden (DRI)

Even Olive Garden's beloved breadsticks aren't enough to turn it around as consumers want healthier options.

Stock Picking Strategies

Moving Average for Stocks in Uptrends  ››

Will Q1 Provide the Earnings Growth Bottom?  ››

All Market Arrows Still Pointing Higher  ››

Funds Commentary

Top 5 Zacks #1 Ranked High Yield Mutual Funds  ››

Time to Sell This Commodity ETF?  ››

iShares Launches 2018 Muni Bond ETF  ››

Options Strategies

Option Premiums are Made of Only These Two Things  ››

Video Reports

Two Sides of Wall Street

The Sell-side and the Buy-side on Wall Street Share Views in Common and Have Their Differences. What are They?

This Week's Growth & Income Stocks: (M) (UNS)

Growth & Income Stock Strategist, Todd Bunton, highlights Macy's (M) and UNS Energy (UNS) on March 13, 2013.

VIX ETFs: Buyer Beware!

Understanding VIX contango and ETF leverage can save you a small fortune.


Increase Investment Returns with Free Zacks' Portfolio Tracker

Follow your investments easily in one place. Get free email updates that alert you to major events affecting your stocks and funds, including time recommendation changes, earnings announcements and, most importantly, earnings estimate revisions.

Click to Learn More>>

Manage Your Newsletter Subscriptions

Update Preferences         Update Your Profile         Unsubscribe         Feedback         Send to a Friend

This free resource is being sent by to our subscribers. We look for investment resources and inform you of these resources, which you may choose to use in making your own investment decisions. Zacks is providing information on this resource to you subject to the Zacks "Terms and Conditions of Service" disclaimer.

Past performance is no guarantee of future results. Inherent in any investment is the potential for loss. This material is being provided for informational purposes only and nothing herein constitutes investment, legal, accounting or tax advice, or a recommendation to buy, sell or hold a security. No recommendation or advice is being given as to whether any investment is suitable for a particular investor. It should not be assumed that any investments in securities, companies, sectors or markets identified and described were or will be profitable.

All information is current as of the date of herein and is subject to change without notice. Any views or opinions expressed may not reflect those of the firm as a whole. Zacks Investment Research does not engage in investment banking, brokerage, market making or asset management activities of any securities. Visit for information about the performance numbers displayed in this press release.

Zacks Emails

If you would prefer to not receive future profit-producing emails from the primary purpose of which is the commercial advertisement or promotion of a commercial product or service, then please click here and confirm your request. If you have trouble with the unsubscribe link, please email

Zacks Investment Research, Inc.
111 N. Canal St., Suite 1101
Chicago, Illinois 60606