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How Do You Call a Market Top?

Stocks have gone higher 4 days in a row banging out new high after new high. Now shares are within striking distance of 1700 which many feel will provide a bit of a resistance... but not necessarily the end of the bull market.

So what are the signs of a market top?

With this rally being 4.5 years old it is certainly reasonable to start contemplating the end of the road. So now is a good time to review the tell-tale signs of the next bear market so we can put strategies in place when that time comes.

I share my views on this vital topic along with other Zacks' experts and community members in this new Real Time Insight Post: How Do You Call a Market Top?

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Bull & Bear of the Day

Zacks Rank #1

Krispy Kreme (KKD)

The maker of the famous glazed donut is expected to see double digit earnings growth this year.


Zacks Rank #5

Joy Global (JOY)

With sales and bookings falling, this mining equipment maker is just trying to get through the year.

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This Week's Growth & Income Stocks: (WFC) (NHI)

Growth & Income Stock Strategist, Todd Bunton, highlights Wells Fargo (WFC) and National Health Investors (NHI) on July 18, 2013.

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