The market is attempting to make a move up here, as buyers try to shake off the recent two-day slide. Let's take a look at what traders should be focused on right now.



(BIDU) - Get Report

: The stock is working well after a

Goldman Sachs

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upgrade this morning. We mentioned this as a favorite play if the morning print would hold and it did. If you are long, move up your trailing stock as the stock moves higher.

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Retail Holders

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: ETF play that encompasses various retail stocks is trading higher after flat opening. Shares of

Best Buy

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are rallying as well. I am cautious on retail here as we enter a seasonally slow time.

Earnings Plays

: Despite some tough reports,


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(FDX) - Get Report

are hanging tough. FedEx may be bouncing simply because it was $58 last week and was down at $50 this morning.

Watson Pharmaceuticals


: Bouncing up after acquisition announcement.


(TLT) - Get Report

: TLT may be on the way to making it five days in a row of gains. We are considering a short position in this play this afternoon, if the stock shows any signs of pulling back.

UltraShort Plays


UltraShort Real Estate ProShares

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UltraShort Financials ProShares

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have worked beautifully. As we said this morning, we would cover half the position and move the trailing stops up to maximize your profit potential on this timely trade.


(IYT) - Get Report

: Turning positive after earlier lows. Airline plays like

Continental Airlines

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are leading the way higher.




JPMorgan Chase

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and Goldman Sachs are pulling back and taking the financial sector down with it.

Commodity Plays





Freeport McMoran

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BHP Billiton

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are all lower, but bouncing off the lows of the day. The whole commodity stock complex is getting short-term oversold, so I would be ready to take some quick long-side positions in these names as well as

U.S. Steel

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(NUE) - Get Report

, and

Joy Global




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(USO) - Get Report

are trailing so far. As is always the case, the market will tend to overshoot and create short-term trading opportunities that we plan on bringing to everyone out there.

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