Uncertainties Cloud Market's Progress

We still don’t know what the market wants or what it will get. The market continued inching ahead, up about +0.40% over the last 5 days, but it was down sharply this morning for a loss today.

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Here's an excerpt from second in a series of articles (read part I here) written by Daniel Sckolnik for Seeking Alpha that reviews Sabrient Systems annual 'Baker's Dozen', a list of 13 top-ranked stocks that was presented during a live webcast on January 5th, 2012:

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“If it's a penny for your thoughts and you put in your two cents worth, then someone, somewhere is making a penny.” -- Steven Wright

As the World Economic Forum (WEF) wraps up its annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland, on Sunday, a large chunk of its agenda will be reexamined around the table of the first European Union summit of 2012, which convenes on Monday.

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Well I just heard the news today
It seems my life is going to change
I closed my eyes, begin to pray
Then tears of joy stream down my face

With arms wide open
Under the sunlight
Welcome to this place
I'll show you everything
With arms wide open

If I had just one wish
Only one demand
I hope he's not like me
I hope he understands
That he can take this life
And hold it by the hand
And he can greet the world
With arms wide open...

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Bulls found fresh legs on Wednesday with support from the FOMC, despite the reluctance of Greece to “play ball” with its creditors, which has been depressing investor sentiment. Everyone seems to agree that the unresolved debt crisis in Europe is the main thing holding back global economic recovery and the snorting stock market bulls. To be sure, the situation in Europe is not good.

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Halfway through the 4th trading week of 2012, two of Sabrient's portfolios, the Sabrient Baker's Dozen 2012 and Earnings Busters, are clobbering their benchmark, the SPY, an ETF that tracks the S&P 500 index.

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For better or for worse, as investors we are generally suckers for a good stock recommendation. Trouble is, we frequently end up getting suckered by that very same “sure thing.” Well, doing one’s own due diligence is a reasonable antidote for bad counsel. On the other hand, what about those rare cases when the due diligence behind the proffered equities has effectively been done?

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Excerpts from this week's Stock World Weekly: QE-Cating

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“Confusion is a word we have invented for an order which is not understood.” --  Henry Miller

The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) rose by almost a full percentage point on Friday, but like so many aspects of the current market, that number is somewhat misleading.

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Where, Oh Where, Should We Put Our Money?

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David Brown, Sabrient's Chief Market Strategist, discusses the 2012 Baker's Dozen on Bloomberg Radio.

Listen here.

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The “risk-on” trade seems to be hanging tough as more than a passing fad. Risk-off means that money is flowing into safe havens like U.S. Treasuries and solid currencies like the U.S. dollar and Swiss franc; whereas risk-on means that money is flowing into more speculative assets like equities, commodities, emerging markets, and higher yielding currencies.

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It’s a very tough call to ascertain What the Market Wants this week.  Clearly, the market was dismayed by the unexpected downgrade to France’s credit rating on top of the handful of other downgrades that were not such a surprise.  Recall that Fitch analysts had predicted earlier last week that France would keep its topnotch AAA+ rating.  While the market was spooked Friday, not all of the gains from earlier in the week were wiped out.

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Are Latest S&P Ratings On EU Baked In or About to Burn the Market?

Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Don't resist them -- that only creates sorrow. Let reality be reality. Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like.” -- Lao Tzu

They’re back.

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Once upon a time you dressed so fine
You threw the bums a dime in your prime, didn't you ?
People'd call, say, "Beware doll, you're bound to fall"
You thought they were all kiddin' you
You used to laugh about
Everybody that was hangin' out
Now you don't talk so loud
Now you don't seem so proud
About having to be scrounging for your next meal.

How does it feel
How does it feel
To be without a home
Like a complete unknown
Like a rolling stone ?

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Stocks are maintaining their bullish sentiment for the New Year. The proverbial “wall of worry” remains high and intimidating, but bulls traditionally prefer it this way. It makes the less optimistic investors keep a store of cash, and it keeps the bears pumping money into short positions—both of which can provide fresh fuel for stocks when idle cash gets put to work and the bears start covering their shorts.

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Sabrient's 2012 Baker's Dozen has been picked up and recirculated by a number of media outlets including The Wall Street Journal, MarketWatch, MSN Money, and Yahoo! Finance.

Here are the links:

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New Dynamic?

Editor’s Note:  Walter Gault is our guest editor this week. Walter is stock analyst and communications editor at Sabrient.  David Brown, chief market strategist for Sabrient Systems, will be back next week.

This week marks the beginning of corporate earnings season. There was light trading today, as investors remained cautious.

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Earning Season Dawns As Europe Remains in Twilight

“If you can do a half-assed job of anything, you're a one-eyed man in a kingdom of the blind.” -- Kurt Vonnegut

The first week of the New Year seemed to reveal a Wall Street that remained both cautiously optimistic yet timidly skittish at the same time, continuing a trend that developed over the month of December.

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After closing 2011 at exactly the same level it closed out 2010, the S&P 500 came blasting out of the gate with guns a-blazing on Tuesday to celebrate the New Year. It was a welcome sight to scores of nervous investors.

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Today, the market had its best single-session move in more than two weeks. Spurred by a lack of economic data before the market open and positive performances in foreign markets, stocks opened up and stayed positive on better than expected economic data. The S&P 500 finished up +1.55%.

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One Man’s Oracle is Just Another’s Cup of Tea Leaves

“By letting it go it all gets done. The world is won by those who let it go. But when you try and try, the world is beyond the winning. -- Lao Tzu

For numerous Wall Street investors, the past year had all the marks of a funhouse run amuck. Little fun, lots of muck.

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Sound and Fury

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