The market opened on positive note this morning after generally positive performances by Asian markets (Japan was closed for a holiday) and a good start in Europe. This carried forward the positive momentum of the five-day up market last week and a seven-day overall winning streak, with both the DJIA and the S&P 500 reaching new all-time highs.

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The market enthusiasm generated by the positive employment report on Friday carried over to today.  The rally in Technology stocks continued from last week, but Financials did even better.  With the Nikkei and FTSE both closed, the off-shore action ended slightly more positive than negative.  We had no domestic reports today in what will be a quiet week of economic news with only Thursday’s Initial Jobless Claims and Wholesale Inventories Reports, followi

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Last week was horrible, while today was quite good, albeit on low volume.  What happened?  Let’s review the facts.

Last week, the S&P 500 dropped over -4% to close Friday at the key support at 1295, off nearly -8% from its April high.  Mid-cap Growth was the worst style/cap, down -6.2%.  The best was Large-cap Value, off -4.3%.

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Despite last week’s little rally, April showers have dampened market. While it didn’t build into a torrential downpour, it steadily showered investors with worse-than-expected economic data, including last week’s dreadful Durable Goods Report (-4.2% compared to last month’s +1.9%), continued but minor increases in initial jobless claims throughout April, and a disappointing initial Q1 estimate of GDP (+2.2% compared the previous quarter’s +3.0%).

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Here is an excerpt from Daniel Sckolnik's latest article on Seeking Alpha:

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Song sung blue
Everybody knows one
Song sung blue
Every garden grows one

Me and you are subject to the blues now and then
But when you take the blues and make a song
You sing them out again
Sing 'em out again

Song sung blue
Weeping like a willow
Song sung blue
Sleeping on my pillow...

Song Sung Blue--Neil Diamond

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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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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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The Cause of Monday’s Sell-Off

By David Brown, Chief Market Strategist, Sabrient Systems

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