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But those investors listening to the doomsayers failed to pay attention.
Stocks are mostly higher mid-week, though the Dow struggles for direction.
And remember, down futures don't always signal a down opening.
Gasoline futures prices in the U.S. have risen more than 10% over the past two days
But it dominates so many sectors, it is ultimately the one to buy.
The odds are looking good for activist Elliott Management's push to get a higher sale price for NXP.
Bull markets tend to die from bond market competition, recessions, rate hikes or too much supply.
Weakness below $80 is likely to precipitate further declines.
Industrials try to fit through narrow openings.
Let's play out what's allowing our markets to fly: Earnings.
Consolidation, strong memory prices and healthy demand from several end-markets continue driving industry profits higher. Some good news is clearly priced in, but maybe not all of it.
These rocket stocks are showing short-term gain catalysts and longer-term growth potential.
Some tried-and-true indicators show what's really going on with the market.
Industry consolidation has yielded favorable pricing environments for many kinds of chips. Together with good conditions in some big end-markets, the stage is set for a strong 2017.
Amid all the pre-inaugural craziness, it's comforting to know market moves aren't random.
Jim Cramer looks at semiconductor stocks including Texas Instruments, Broadcom, Analog Devices and Advanced Micro.
They are left-behind, almost forlorn, relatively inexpensive chip stocks.
'Rocket Stocks' is our list of companies with short-term gain catalysts and longer-term growth potential.
Part of Analog's attraction is its relatively low valuation for a semiconductor company.
Some buyer could make Xilinx part of their team.
There are some good ones today, but for different reasons.
Third-quarter earnings beat expectations, and I anticipate the same next quarter, at least with technology companies.
The results caused even the fiercest bears to stand up and applaud.
The rancor and the nature of the debate are putting a lid on stocks.