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Sybil the Stock Market Story

Sybil was a famous book, then 1976 movie starring Sally Field about a woman with multiple personalities. And indeed we now have a stock market version of that story on Wednesday as this rotation period keeps confusing the heck out of investors.

Yes, the S&P 500 was up +0.43% on the day. But how was the Dow double that at +0.82%? Or even more confusing, how was the Nasdaq down -0.20% and the Russell 2000 down -0.43% and a painful -2.97% for the Biotech index?

So it's truly hard to say if the market was up or down yesterday. It all depends on your personal mix of stocks. And that has been the case the past couple weeks as we consolidate under 1775.

Soon enough we are going to shoot above that mark to new highs. And when we do, your portfolio should be filled with stocks that will outperform. That's why I want you to check out the Breakout Growth portfolio managed by Brian Bolan.

He is the same guy who has led our popular Home Run Investor portfolio to a market crushing +65.1% return since the start of 2012. Now he is applying his stocking picking prowess to this new portfolio that is certainly worth your attention.

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Bull & Bear of the Day

Zacks Rank #1

NuVasive (NUVA)

In the $9 billion spinal surgery market, this young mid-cap has got your back.


Zacks Rank #5

Jamba (JMBA)

Sales and margins are getting squeezed at this juice bar's 849 locations.

Stock Picking Strategies

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This Week's Growth & Income Stocks: (MAT) (RGC)

Growth & Income Stock Strategist, Todd Bunton, highlights Mattel (MAT) and Regal Entertainment (RGC) on October 31, 2013.

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Recent Earnings Winners

Company Symbol Reported Surprise %Price Chg
COMMAND SECURITY CORP MOC Nov 6 +0.07% +26.58%
COMMAND CENTER INC CCNI Nov 6 +0.02% +22.74%
BLUCORA INC BCOR Nov 6 +0.22% +20.59%
CPS TECHNOLOGIES CP CPSH Nov 6 +0.03% +11.80%
PARKER DRILLING CO PKD Nov 6 +0.12% +11.00%

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Best Earnings ESP Stocks  

Company Symbol Consensus
Accurate Est.
Reports Zacks Rank ESP
MEMORIAL PRODUC MEMP 0.48 0.51 Nov 7 1 +6.25
NORTHRN OIL&GAS NOG 0.31 0.32 Nov 7 1 +3.23
BLUCORA INC BCOR 0.11 0.22 Nov 6 1 +100.00
MATADOR RESOURC MTDR 0.30 0.34 Nov 6 1 +13.33
NRG YIELD INC-A NYLD 0.37 0.93 Nov 12 1 +151.35
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