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High Colonic for Investors

Sorry for the graphic nature of the headline. I just wanted to quickly get you in the right frame of mind for what is going on now. And that is to find a lot of "excess" is getting flushed out of the market.

This is a natural process for a maturing bull where there are many pockets of overvalued stocks that deserve a good cleansing. The bummer is that those with premium valuations are not the only ones getting battered and bruised. Many reasonably priced shares are flowing south as well.

Simply there is no good argument for an end to the long term bull rally at this time. But clearly 2014 will be a tougher slog than a mile!

We here at Zacks will continue to provide you the best strategies to stay one step ahead of this crazy market. This latest piece by Kevin Cook should do the trick. Note the strategies he speaks about in this article are the same ones that helped his FTM Trader portfolio generate a +66.4% return last year. Enjoy!

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