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Who Do I Blame for This Mess?

Here are the two likely reasons for Thursday's market decline.

1) Investors sold every other stock on the planet to buy up the Twitter IPO.

2) +2.8% GDP was too good thus raising fears that the QE taper is on the way sooner rather than later.

The first option was really a is the ridiculous valuation of Twitter at this time. So what really happened on Thursday was #2...QE taper fears.

Just like other taper inspired sell offs, this too will prove an errant move on the part of traders. That's because an improving economy is more beneficial for stock investors at this stage of the economic cycle than QE. So back up the truck and buy your favorite Zacks #1 Ranked stocks now trading at a discount.

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