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A November to Remember, But...

The S&P rose another 3% in November to reach a new high above 1800. These are historic levels and gives all us investors much to be thankful for this year.

Unfortunately the downside of higher stock prices is that it comes hand in hand with higher expectations. So if this week's slate of economic reports disappoint, then we could find stock prices headed south in a hurry.

Here are the reports to stay focused on:

Today: ISM Mfg

Wednesday: ADP Employment & ISM Services

Thursday: GDP Q3 First Revision

Friday: November Employment Situation

If these reports continue to flex some muscle, then higher prices will be on the way in December. If not, then Santa Claus will likely deliver a lump of coal this holiday season. We'll discuss the results of each of these reports as they come in and what that means for our investment strategy.

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Bull & Bear of the Day

Zacks Rank #1

Alliance Fiber Optic (AFOP)

A big pull back in the price of this fiber optic company makes the valuation very attractive again.


Zacks Rank #5

Rentech Nitrogen (RNF)

Estimates have continued to fall, and they have taken the stock price with them.

Stock Picking Strategies

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Funds Commentary

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Options Strategies

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Growth is not enough

Using Strong GDP Growth to Pick ETFs and Stocks is a Major Mistake.

This Week's Growth & Income Stocks: (HLS) (RCKB)

Growth & Income Stock Strategist, Todd Bunton, highlights HealthSouth (HLS) and Rockville Financial (RCKB) on November 27, 2013.

ETF Picks for the Holiday Shopping Season

These ETFs may emerge as winners this holiday shopping season (PMR, RTH).

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Today's Noteworthy Earnings Before the Bell:   ››  No Significant Releases. Check calendar for specifics.

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Company Symbol Reported Surprise %Price Chg
TEEKAY LNG PTNR TGP Nov 29 +0.60% +1.18%
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PCM FD INC PCM Nov 29 +0.29% +0.09%

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WESTON GEORG-TS T.WN 1.43 1.45 Dec 3 2 +1.40
NATL BK CDA-TS T.NA 2.12 2.13 Dec 5 2 +0.47
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