The Day Ahead: Locked and Loaded for the New Year

In the past couple of days, I've refused to leave the fiscal-cliff command post for food or water, as every precious second could offer life-altering details. Nevertheless, on this second day of 2013, I'm feeling self-imposed pressure to uncork random stock picks -- because, hey, opportunistic investors should buy when others are most fearful, right?

Adding to the mental anguish here is that the underinvested smart money is probably jockeying to reposition into its favorite names -- such as Apple (AAPL) into its earnings announcement -- after they'd been dumped in late December. All the while, these market players appear to be nibbling on alleged turnarounds that just have to fundamentally perform better than 2012 due to modest "cliff clarity."...542 more words left in this article. To read them, just click below and try Real Money FREE for 14 days.

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