Off the Charts

Stocks shrugged off Friday's weak jobs report and recovered from aggressive early selling to finish near the flat-line, underlining the resilience of this 2013 market. Today the market was able to build off that moral victory and post its fifth straight green day -- and this time the gains weren't paltry. The S&P finished up exactly 1.00% while the Nasdaq continued to show relative strength, posting gains of 1.26% and closing at new 52-week highs.

The S&P is now firmly above its 8- and 21-day moving averages and near the gap down from Aug. 15. After a constructive multi-day move and headline risk still looming, many traders are once again looking to keep risk down and wait for more clarity. While there has been somewhat choppy action in the indices, we have seen a group of stocks emerge and consistently outperform the market over the last few weeks, presenting opportunities to capture alpha....374 more words left in this article. To read them, just click below and try Real Money FREE for 14 days.

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