Strategies For a Slow Spring

What do you do when nothing's moving, not even the Nets?
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Is it just me, or is this market in molasses mode? Longs not moving. Shorts not moving. Not even the Nets are moving. The other tip off: My picks are drying up on both sides, leaving me with little to do but sit here and tread water. Guess it's time to revisit some of those sideways strategies!

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Tea Leaves Say Patience

How about Macromedia (MACR) ? The company is reporting earnings on May 5, and I am expecting a fairly decent upside surprise. How do you read the tea leaves in its chart? A number of folks I work with consider Macromedia's products (especially its Dreamweaver Web design tool) to be superb. -- Will Mueller

PC Sellers Break Out

There is a group of stocks that has developed similar chart patterns on which I would appreciate your advice. The direct computer sellers, CDW Computer (CDWC) , Micro Warehouse (MWHS) and Insight Enterprises (NSIT) - Get Report, all look similar in that they have broken up from a bottom. I would like to know if the chart and entry points look OK. I would like to keep these for a double-GBS or 10 %. -- Luis Mendez

BVSN Presents Clear View

What does your technical analysis for Broadvision (BVSN) - Get Report reveal? -- Bill Park

High Volume No Problem

On April 23 I entered a position in Unimed (UMED) at 6 7/8. After moving up slowly on very heavy volume it appears to have begun a pullback. Normally I would not be concerned, but it seems that UMED's volume just keeps growing! Do you consider this a foreboding development? I do have a stop at 5 3/4 but am curious as to your valued opinion. -- Kenneth Haimila Jr.

Car Problems

What are your thoughts on AutoNation (AN) - Get Report? This stock is in the doldrums. Will we ever see it return to its high? -- John Belletti

FGI Fighting Resistance

Friede Goldman (FGI) had a nice breakout in recent days. Would you offer your comment on it? -- Wendy Zhao

Prayer Time

I'm losing my shirt in Iridium (IRID) . Should I bail now or pray for a miracle? -- Steve Chen

NOOF: No Problemo

I'm sitting on a nice profit on New Frontier (NOOF) , which has had a sudden drop in share volume with no movement. It's at a new high with earnings reporting at the end of the month. Do you interpret this chart as bullish? -- Stuart Scolnik