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Low volatility could indicate complacency; look to buy Europe and emerging markets on dips.
The stock market is not a rational human being, and it shouldn't be treated as such.
Although it was the downgrade of China's creditworthiness as a nation that grabbed yesterday's headlines, three dozen companies are also finding it harder or more expensive to borrow.
HP is going after underpenetrated portions of what we forget is a $333 billion market.
The company has a high dividend yield, which is safe.
They are the stocks that are key to this market.
The home improvement sector has a lot of momentum and Lowe's should be able to capture that strength.
Traders could raise their sell stop protection to a close below $83.
Investors could look to add on any pullback in European assets.
Instead of a strong market reaction to headlines, traders are more focused on the price action of the market.

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