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Stock Market Opening Bell: Research in Motion (Nasdaq: RIMM) and Oracle (Nasdaq: ORCL) Announce - Mike Swanson (09/17/10)

The stock market as of 7:00 AM Friday is poised to gap up on the opening following a bullish day in Europe where the FTSE and DAX are up almost a percent. Those moves came on positive earnings reports from Blackberry maker Research in Motion. Oracle also announced good earnings yesterday which is helping to fuel speculation in technology stocks.

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The Stock Market Uncertainty Will End - Mike Swanson (09/07/10)

Last week we saw the S&P 500 rally 6.4% off of its August low. Before that rally started the S&P 500 fell 8% off of its August high. And of course before that we saw a big rally in July, a big move down in June and the scary "flash crash" day in May. Despite last week's rally the market is still well off its April highs.

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The Stock Market Uncertainty Will End - Mike Swanson (09/07/10)

Last week we saw the S&P 500 rally 6.4% off of its August low. Before that rally started the S&P 500 fell 8% off of its August high. And of course before that we saw a big rally in July, a big move down in June and the scary "flash crash" day in May. Despite last week's rally the market is still well off its April highs.

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What it Takes to Succeed in the Stock Market - Mike Swanson (08/30/10)

I just got back the cover for my new book Strategic Stock Trading. You can see it below. The publisher is going to send me a proof within ten days and if all goes well it should be for sale in 3-4 weeks. I'll let you know once it is. I think the cover looks good, but it is what is inside that really matters.

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Tony Robbins Issues Warning on the Stock Market - Mike Swanson (08/16/10)

For over a month now I have been telling people that we are in a bear market and that they need to take action accordingly - both in the private members section of this site and with people I know. Last week I issued a video sharing my views to the general public.

Exxon Earnings (NYSE: XOM) Shine While Vista Print (NASDAQ: VPTR) Guides Down

Exxon (NYSE: XOM) announced this morning that its second quarter income doubled from a year ago to $7.56 billion thanks to rising oil prices.

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QLogic (NASDAQ: QLGC) and VCA Antech (NASDAQ: WOOF) Shares Smashed

Shares of QLogic (NASDAQ: QLGC) and VCA Antech (NASDAQ: WOOF) fell hard today following second quarter earnings releases which disappointed investors.

QLogic fell over 15% after the opening bell Friday following the release of its second quarter earnings release after the close on Thursday.

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Top Stock Market Gainers Cliffs Natural Resources (NYSE: CLF), Harley-Davidson (NYSE: HOG), MGIC Investment Corp. (NYSE:MTG)

Stock market update for Wednesday July 21, 2010, 11:00 AM. DOW and S&P 500 are basically flat for the day. Last night Apple Inc. reported positive earnings that helped gap up the US stock market indices on the open, but initial gains have been sold.

Top gainers for the day include Cliffs Natural Resources (NYSE: CLF), Harley-Davidson (NYSE: HOG), and MGIC Investment Corp. (NYSE: MTG)

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Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) Earnings Bolsters Global Stock Market

Yesterday the DOW and S&P 500 opened lower, but then reversed course and rallied ahead of Apple Inc.’s widely anticipated earnings release on the close.

Apple reported that strong Ipad and Iphone sales helped it generate a robust 78% increase in net income for the April-June second quarter of 2010 when compared with the same months a year ago.

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Harley-Davidson (NYSE: HOG) Provides Bright Spot for Earnings Season

Shares of Harley-Davidson (NYSE: HOG) are up today in response to its release of positive earnings before the opening bell today.

Wall Street analysts consensus estimates were for Harley-Davidson to earn 42 cents a share. The company in fact blew through these estimates and made 59 cents a share. In response bidders are trading Harley shares up over 12% at the time up this update.


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