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Ominous Signs?

One could say that after 6 straight days in the plus column, stocks decided to rest on the 7th day. That is the optimistic view of Wednesday's activity.

Unfortunately it could also be said that the session bore a troubling resemblance to the painful showing for stocks earlier in April. I am referring to where the S&P barely moved at all while small cap, growth and tech names got SLAMMED!

This could be nothing more than a faint echo from the recent past that continues to fade away. Or perhaps it is a disturbing cycle of behavior that will keep haunting us into the future.

For now I choose to believe in the former path and staying focused on a shot above 1900 this spring. In fact, there are others thinking the same exact thing that this kind of pullback creates the perfect time to buy future momentum stocks. David Bartosiak outlines this timely approach in his latest investment ideas piece:

4 Steps to Mastering Momentum Stocks

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