Deere (DE) - Get Deere & Company Report didn't go down! Sometimes that is enough to ignite a rally or keep it going. That, coupled with Alcoa's (AA) - Get Alcoa Corp. Report positive action yesterday and 3M (MMM) - Get 3M Company Report today, and maybe we have a rotation, a cyclical rotation, in the works. I know we are debating the merits of a large cyclical call buy here -- strictly off of price -- and we have put a small position on in the interim.
I know there should be more to a rotation than this, more meat to this bone, but there isn't. Just some small traction on the way to a couple of days' rally while tech fritters and works through its secondaries. And these stocks have just been slaughtered. 3M was at par (100 last time I traded it! -- it is at 86 but was at 82 yesterday).
Worth it for a trade. But only a trade. The reality is that oil is too high, commodity prices too weak for many industries to make a big buck and the
tightening hurts the cause.
Getting a lot of positive comments on this
London launch. Personally, I love the design and think it is clean and fast. ... Don't forget to check the
new message boards tonight for the list of 20 stocks that
Melissa "Genome" Kasper
is putting together for our rotisserie league. We own almost no biotech, so we are looking to use the rotisserie as a way to find new names for our sheets.
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