Price action and fundamental conditions show the limits on how high rates can rise.
Activision needs to post strong earnings before many investors eject.
With weaker outlooks for growth in Europe and China, companies will look to the U.S. economy to remain buoyant.
Nokia's story is a sore one for shareholders.
We have to own that it was a bad day for the bulls and that it's perfectly realistic to expect a few more until the facts get more positive.
Nokia shares could move higher if its key competitors are cut out of the West.
Volume in the tech stock has surged as prices rallied and shrank as prices retreated, which is a pattern technical analysts like to see.
Also restraining the ursine crowd is the new-found dovishness of the Fed when it comes to rate hikes.
Does it not make sense to create a separate portfolio made up of equities that will benefit -- as sick as that sounds -- when an area needs to rebuild?
With a boost from the fundamentals, the oil giant's shares could push upward and challenge the late September-early October highs in the $46-$47 area.