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The Government is Wrong!

Let me simplify this for you. The Government's December Employment Report is wrong and ADP Employment is right. The key words in the last sentence are "Government" and "wrong". This should not be a shock to anyone who has watched our government in action since the day they were born.

Obviously most other investors came to that conclusion as stocks had no problem rising on Friday. Yet they are still not happy enough to get stocks into positive territory on the year.

Earnings season is the next test. Let's hope Corporate America impresses enough to finally provide some lift for stocks in 2014.

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Bull & Bear of the Day

Zacks Rank #1

Southwest Airlines (LUV)

This top ranked airline looks to fly even higher in 2014 thanks to smooth skies in the industry, and rising estimates.


Zacks Rank #5

Ruby Tuesday (RT)

A horrendous earnings report and tough competition might cook this struggling restaurant company that is seeing falling estimates.

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