7 Things You Need to Know about The Market This Week

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It's a busy week for the U.S. Markets as traders and investors digest last week's European developments and this week's economic reports from the home front.  Here is a list of what market mavens are paying attention to:

1. Shares of Apple, Inc., (AAPL) closed at an alltime record high yesterday of $133, pushing its market cap up to $775 billion, after the company announced plans to invest $2 billion in two green-energy powered data centers in Europe.  Goldman Sachs upped its share price forecast from $130 to $145, saying there is more room to the upside than previously thought given recent data points coming from the company.  

2. Greece submitted a 6-page document on Monday containing a list of promised austerity measures aimed at winning the debt-burdened nation another 4 months of bailout from Brussels.  The list includes the promise not to roll back any ongoing or completed privatizations, compromises on major issues such as labor reforms and social spending, and a delay in the planned hike of its minimum wage.

3. All eyes will be on Fed Chair Janet Yellen as she testifies before Congress on Tuesday at 10am, ET.  There is uncertainty over whether she will affirm the dovishly toned minutes from the Fed's last meeting, or open a window on June as the most likely time for a first rate hike.  Last month's surprising spike in the non-farms payroll numbers, a new data point the FOMC did not have before them at their last meeting, may play a role in what is said.  "Given the growing evidence that the backdrop can more than withstand what will amount to a modest increase in the policy rate, we find it hard to imagine Yellen will promote the 'lower for longer' mantra that was espoused in the minutes," RBCM chief U.S. economist, ...

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US Auto Parts (PRTS): time to buy this "EBAY" of auto parts

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My momentum stocks scan this week turned up a smallcap company in the auto parts space. There are only five publicly traded companies listed in this industry.  The other four are ...

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6 Things to Know about Today's Markets

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Here are the top stories affecting trade in the U.S,. markets today:

1. New talks began today in Brussels over the debt crisis in Greece.  Athens is asking for a ...

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5 Things You Need to Know About Today's Market

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Here are 5 things to keep in mind as you go about your trading activity today:

1. U.S. Markets are hovering around the breakeven line following 6 days of bullish rallying to new ...

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Looking for Long-Term Value? Look South! (SO)

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It's hard to believe, I know, but the strongest sector among U.S. stocks last year was the utilities sector.  Normally thought of a safe haven for long-term conservative investors, ...

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Buy Buy BIDU! The Stock of the Decade!

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Disclaimer: subscribers are in BIDU put-writes

I have long been a fan of Baidu, the megalithic Chinese internet search engine, ever since they IPO'd back in 2005.  They ...

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My Take on Groupon's Earnings Tonight (GRPN)

The following article was originally posted today on the Benzinga site earlier today: 

Kevin Riley , Benzinga Staff Writer

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On Thursday, trading expert Thomas Carr commented on Groupon Inc (NASDAQ: GRPN)'s valuation. More specifically, he ...

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How to Use Moving Averages - part II

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NOTE: the following article was originally published on Paul Bratby's site, My Trading Buddy here.  I highly recommended this site as a great place to find market info, trading resources and training!  

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In a previous article “Using Moving Average to Determine ...

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Uh-oh....I'm in love with this company!

I have to admit, I really like Providence Service Corp. (NASDAQ:PRSC). I know you are not supposed to fall in love with a company when you are trading its shares, but this company had me in a ...

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My take on Twitter's earnings for tonight (TWTR)

My take on Twitter's earnings announcement, out tonight after the closing bell, was just published on Benzinga, the parent company for Marketfy.  Here is a link to the original: http://www.benzinga.com/analyst-ratings/analyst-co...

Street Authority Strategist On Twitter: Costolo Will Have To Be ...

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The "SuperBowl Indicator" and Where the Market is Headed

Hey Everyone! Happy Monday! 

Regardless of whether your preferred team won the Superbowl yesterday, you may be interested in learning about the famed "Superbowl Indicator (SBI)."  Apparently, if we go back over the 48 previous SuperBowl games, all the way ...

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Caterpillar: A Blood In the Streets Moment? (CAT)

Shares of the heavy equipment maker have fallen hard over the past six months from a perch above $111 to their current price just below $80. That nearly 30% decline qualifies as a full-fledged bear market.

This week the company released ...

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