Scott MartindaleStocks ended last week on a high note, closing a smidge above strong resistance at 1900 for the S&P 500, which set a new closing high for the large-cap index, albeit on low pre-holiday volume. With the Memorial Day holiday giving us a short week of trading, all eyes are on voting in Ukraine, where a decisive win for billionaire business tycoon Petro Poroshenko seems assured.

Today, two stocks held in Sabrient's Stock Trader's Blueprint Portfolio, Frontier Oil (FTO) and Holly Corp. (HOC), merged to form HollyFrontier Corp. (HFC). Yesterday FTO closed at $32.31 and HOC closed at $67.54. Today HFC opened at $69.00 and finished trading at $71.86 --higher than the previous value of either stock, for a gain of 3.54%.

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Every week David Brown, Sabrient’s chief market strategist, writes a blog on the market that insightfully analyzes the past week’s activity. It includes his take on upcoming events that may impact the near-term market and his weekly review of style/cap and sector performance with accurate predictions, based on the Sabrient SectorCast, of the best and worst sectors going forward.

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Last week the market (S&P 500) battled resistance at the 1100 mark as if it were in the yawning sand trap at #14 on Pebble Beach – and Tiger Woods can't help us out just now.

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Last week, the market was very selective, with only Large-cap Growth in positive territory -- think Apple (Nasdaq: AAPL), Amazon (Nasdaq:  AMZN), and American Express (NYSE: AXP). All other cap/styles were negative -- and the smaller you were, the more you lost. In fact, this entire month the market has beat up on small-caps with its "the smaller you are, the more you lose" bias.

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by David Brown, Chief Market Strategist

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By David Brown, Chief Market Strategist, Sabrient Systems, LLC

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by David Brown, Chief Market Strategist, Sabrient Systems

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The market spent the month of August in a fog of mixed and contradictory economic results, often moving up on negative news and down on positive news.  Last week was no exception, and it's doubtful whether we'll get any improved visibility this week, either.

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