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Is It Safe?

Some of the younger Zacks members may not remember that terrifying question asked by Laurence Olivier to Dustin Huffman in the classic movie "Marathon Man". However, "Is It Safe?" is most certainly the question on everyone's mind after this 3 day rally has us back above the 50 day moving average once again.

I wish I could give you a definitive answer. Because if it was up to me, I think that stocks should be over 1900 by now given the strength of economic data plus lack of better options for investors who want a solid rate of return. Unfortunately it's not just up to me.

The best I can tell you is that I put my money where my mouth is...and right now my mouth says to stay long. That strategy has been paying the bills once again this week. And hopefully we will see even more gains in the days and weeks ahead. Just don't be shocked if there is another hairy drop or two before new highs are attained.

Regardless of what the market does in the days ahead, there is a time tested strategy that consistently puts the odds in your favor. That is following the stock buying behavior of key corporate insiders. Tracey Ryniec has thoroughly researched this arena to provide you the insights in her latest article:

3 Secrets to Successful Insider Trading

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7 Insider Trades You Want In On

A breakthrough Zacks strategy is tracking insider buying activity. And its signals are flashing not only because officers and substantial owners are buying up shares out of their own pockets.

These companies are also meeting the strategy's unique standards for strong valuations and Zacks Rank timeliness. The opportunity for explosive gains is now exceptional. Please note, however, that this portfolio will be sealed from the public Saturday, April 19.

See these insider stocks.

Bull & Bear of the Day

Zacks Rank #1

Rambus (RMBS)

Big earnings surprises have RMBS riding high in a tough market.


Zacks Rank #5

American Capital (ACAS)

Earnings disappointments and downward revisions have pushed this stock down to a Zacks Rank #5 (Strong Sell).

Stock Picking Strategies

Explosive Stocks Under $10  ››

Aerospace & Defense Stock Outlook - April 2014  ››

Q1 Earnings Season Off to a Weak Start  ››

Funds Commentary

Top Ranked Precious Metals Funds  ››

Will These Tech ETFs Shine Post Intel Earnings?  ››

Can Indonesia ETFs Extend the Rally?  ››

Options Strategies

Making Money in a Range-Bound Stock  ››

Video Reports

2 Cheap Value ETFs for Long Term Investors

These ETFs are excellent investments not only for this year but also for long term. (SCHV, VTV).

This Week's Momentum Stocks (LVLT)(RMBS)

Momentum stock strategist David Bartosiak discusses two momentum stocks are Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buys) that have outperformed the market during the recent downturn. With the market beginning to regain ground, will these stocks outpace the recovery as well?

Will The Bull Market Survive?

Find out how much longer Zacks experts think this bull has to run.

Earnings HQ

Today's Noteworthy Earnings Before the Bell:   ››  GEPMSLBPEPTSM

Today's Noteworthy Earnings After the Bell:   ››  ATHNISBCCPHDASBCAMD

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Recent Earnings Winners

Company Symbol Reported Surprise %Price Chg
ARMANINO FOODS NEW AMNF Apr 16 +0.03% +7.78%
FIVE STAR QUAL CARE FVE Apr 16 +0.03% +5.27%

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Best Earnings ESP Stocks  

Company Symbol Consensus
Accurate Est.
Reports Zacks Rank ESP
HELMERICH&PAYNE HP 1.47 1.51 Apr 24 1 +2.72
EVEREST RE LTD RE 4.86 5.67 Apr 23 1 +16.67
LEVEL 3 COMM LVLT 0.28 0.33 Apr 30 1 +17.86
RENAISSANCERE RNR 2.62 2.97 Apr 29 1 +13.36
ON SEMICON CORP ONNN 0.15 0.16 May 1 1 +6.67
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