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Rotate on This!

Friday was a solid day for large caps. While small caps didn't fare so well. Again, these disparate results are the classic signs of a rotation period. Gladly these times usually make way for the next leg higher.

Helping the case for the bulls was an ISM Mfg Index at 56.4... well above the 55.0 consensus. Even better, the forward looking New Orders component stands at a robust 60.6.

The economic calendar continues to provide market moving reports this week. The real fireworks are Thursday and Friday with Q3 GDP and October Employment reports. Barring some surprise, the economic data continues to give bulls plenty of reasons to stay on the offensive... and they will when this rotation period is over.

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