A Bothered Bear

The last couple weeks, I have focused on purchases in either late-cycle sector stocks that show promise or on quick-hitting trades, like the gold stocks, that were primed for a nice bounce back at the end of the year.

The unofficial start of the earnings season kicks off this week, but the number of big names reporting can be counted on one hand. The real reporting starts next week, when an array of high-tech and financial names hit the tape, along with a smattering of other names. The week of Jan. 24 is likely to be the make-or-break week for equities, as many of the heavier hitters have to either confess or impress....739 more words left in this article. To read them, just click below and try Real Money FREE for 14 days.

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