It is getting harder for the bears to raid this market.

For months the bears will able to rumor down stocks pretty easily. But the peak came in the last two weeks with the

Teradyne

(TER) - Get Report

raid.

Here a perfectly good semiconductor equipment company virtually collapsed as bears spread nasty rumors about shortfalls. Even after the company point blank denied it, the stock got hit again. It was like a punch-drunk fighter.

Well, someone must have rung the bell because TER has come back out fighting. It is now up 20 points from the raid. Straight points.

When the tape is terrible, you knock a stock like this down and it stays down. When the tape gets better, it takes a six count and comes roaring back.

The tape has gotten better.

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