Gotta Love a Market That Changes Focus

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You'd think it would take more to get the taste of



out of our mouths, especially because

what is terrible for Lexmark is terrible for


(DELL) - Get Report



(HPQ) - Get Report


But an odd combination of

a dividend boost and a buyback from


(IBM) - Get Report

-- what was that waiting for? -- a not-as-miserable-as-expected quarter out of

Taiwan Semi

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and a bang-up quarter from perennial takeover candidate



managed to sugarcoat the taste and let us advance.

You wouldn't expect this market to be that forgiving. You would think that Lexmark would keep things down for a tad longer, particularly given the lack of snap in the Net today.

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I like markets that don't make up their minds in the morning and then stick with that theme. I like markets that are willing to readjust and focus on something new, rather than dwell on Lexmark's bum quarter. Even more, I am pleasantly surprised by the pin action in


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I don't think this stuff can wipe the taste away of


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, but it does go far toward reminding us that


(NOK) - Get Report







were good.

All in all, not a bad showing so far!

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