The markets are continuing to enjoy a great first half of action today. Let's take a look at what is working well and the few plays that aren't, as we get set for the

Federal Reserve

rate announcement at 2:15 p.m. EDT today.

Bullish

Earnings winners

:

Oracle

(ORCL) - Get Report

,

HB Fuller

(FUL) - Get Report

,

AeroVironment

(AVAV) - Get Report

and

Sonic Corporation

(SONC)

are all holding on to this morning's gains.

China plays

:

Baidu

( SNDA),

Shanda Interactive

( SNDA) and

Netease.com

(NTES) - Get Report

are all spiking up.

Tech/Internet

:

Apple

(AAPL) - Get Report

,

Google

(GOOG) - Get Report

,

Amazon

(AMZN) - Get Report

and

Priceline

(PCLN)

are all up nicely.

Transports

: Winners include

FedEx

(FDX) - Get Report

and

Union Pacific

(UNP) - Get Report

Commodity plays

:

Freeport McMoRan

( JOYG),

U.S. Steel

( RTP),

Rio Tinto

( RTP) and

Joy Global

( JOYG).

Bearish

Supermarket plays

: Sector is weak following warning from

SuperValu

(SVU)

.

Refiners

: Sector downgrade from Wall Street analyst is hurting shares of

Tesoro

(TSO)

and

Valero Energy

(VLO) - Get Report

.

Boeing

(BA) - Get Report

: Continues to act poorly following yesterday's announcement the company would be delaying its 787 test flight.

Summary

Oil

(USO) - Get Report

is trading higher so far today, following data that revealed a drop in crude oil inventory.

Gold

(GLD) - Get Report

is higher as well, with strong durable goods data propping up some inflation concerns.

Treasuries

(TLT) - Get Report

are down so far, but with the Federal Reserve announcement out this afternoon, I would not be in the position. The Fed's verbiage may tends to make bonds trade quite erratically.

I hope readers were able to take advantage of the

Shanda Interactive

( SNDA) call I made yesterday. If you do not want to take profit (shares are up nearly $5 from the call), please put in a trailing stop in the event the market reverses.

Our two "aggressive dividend" plays are doing very well also:

Rio Tinto

( RTP) and

Joy Global

( JOYG). Be sure to adjust your stops if you have been riding those two names higher as well.

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At the time of publication, the author had no positions in stocks mentioned, although positions may change at any time.

Tom Reese and Paul Rubillo are senior editors of Dividend.com. Visit Dividend.com for more dividend stock ratings, picks, news, and analysis for long-term and income-seeking investors.