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2 Stock Market Equations You Need to Know

If anything, the Fed Minutes show increasing support for the future removal of QE. Gladly this time around investors did not panic. This means they are finally understanding the real investment equation before us. That being?

QE removal = economy in good shape = healthy environment for stock ownership.

There is a second equation to consider?

QE removal = higher bond rates = bond losses = stocks more attractive.

This says that we all should stay long stocks until the next recession seems around the corner or they become overvalued. Neither is the case now. So rally on!

Jared Levy has a unique take on what QE means to the market at this time. In particular, how to play it as we come into 2nd quarter earnings season. The rest is in the new article below.

Buzzed but Not Drunk on QE Kool-Aid

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20 Best Income Stocks for the Next 12 Months

With the stock market thrashed by headlines, smart investors are looking for guaranteed profits. And considering today?s climate, income investing is your best bet for receiving regular checks in the mail.

In Bryan Perry new special free report, he details the 20 of the best income stocks for the next 12 months. Buy them now and you?ll see a fat pile of dividend checks in your mailbox within the next few months. Find all the details in this exclusive report. Yours FREE!

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Bull & Bear of the Day

Zacks Rank #1 Strong Buy

Flower Foods (FLO)

Who misses Hostess? Tastykake has stepped in to fill the snack cake void.


Zacks Rank #5 Strong Sell

RadioShack (RSH)

It hasn't been profitable in nearly 2 years and sales continue to fall. Can this famous electronics retailer save itself?

Stock Picking Strategies

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Funds Commentary

5 Best Performing Growth Mutual Funds Year to Date  ››

Tesla Motors to Replace Oracle in Nasdaq 100, QQQ ETF Next?  ››

Egypt ETF Surges Despite Political Turmoil  ››

Options Strategies

Profiting With Straddles This Earnings Season  ››

Video Reports

ETF Fund Flows during the Second Quarter (DXJ, EWJ, XLF, BKLN, SHV)

Japan, Financial, Floating Rate and Short Duration ETFs saw high investor interest during the quarter.

Roundtable Top Picks for the Week of July 8th

Ideas for Biotech, Healthcare and Pharmaceuticals. Opportunities covered include Aetna (AET), SPDR S&P Biotech ETF (XBI) and Alnylam Pharmaceuticals (ALNY).

Increasing Sales and Profit Margins for Big Returns

This week, Kevin Matras looks at the powerful combination of Sales Growth and Increasing Profit Margins. Highlighted stocks include ASGN, CONN, FLO, MGAM and VC.

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Recent Earnings Winners

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Earnings Whisper Access Closes Saturday

Over 250 companies will report earnings during the next week. Meanwhile, a Zacks' whisper breakthrough is targeting a handful of positive surprises before reports are released. These predictions are made with previously unthinkable accuracy.

Imagine buying a stock a couple days ahead of its report and then selling after its price "pops." Important: This strategy is in high demand and closes to new investors Saturday, July 13.

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