Skimming for the Winners

There's no question: It's been a tough market for trading, whether it's grabbing gains on the upside or the downside. With the S&P 500 off by 1.9% in Thursday's session -- less than a week after the Nasdaq attempted to confirm an uptrend with a heavy-volume gain of 1.3% -- it's difficult (to put it mildly) for traders and investors to latch onto a definitive trend.

Most stocks follow in the broad market's footsteps, so even most top performers got hit Thursday. Even before Thursday's market-wide selloff, breakouts had been struggling....477 more words left in this article. To read them, just click below and try Real Money FREE for 14 days.

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