The market rocket is on the launch pad and being lighted as we speak. Nothing like month-end mark-ups! As for the ideas and themes to be watching here in the last hour:

Bullish Themes:

Tech: Research in Motion ( RIMM), Apple ( AAPL - Get Report), Priceline ( PCLN) and Google ( GOOG - Get Report) are all ripping higher.

Exchange Plays: CME Group ( CME) and Intercontinental Exchange ( ICE) are shooting higher as fund managers look at plays that excelled in May.

China Plays: Netease.com ( NTES - Get Report): hitting new all-time highs, Baidu ( BIDU): leading search engine play, and Shanda Interactive ( SNDA): leading gaming play.

India Plays: HDFC Bank ( HDB - Get Report), Icici Bank ( IBN), and India Fund ( IFN) have all resumed the rally from last week.

Financials: Look no further than JP Morgan Chase ( JPM - Get Report), Goldman Sachs ( GS), and earnings winner today, Toronto-Dominion Bank ( TD).

Gold ( GLD), Oil ( USO), and other commodity related plays (steel, coal, fertilizers).

Bearish Themes:

Treasuries ( TLT): Despite today's small bounce, the trend is still lower.

AutoZone ( AZO): This short play has worked beautifully. Be sure to move your stop lower as the price drops, to ensure you do not give up the increasing profits.

Moody's ( MCO): Negative comments from hedge fund manager that spotted issues with Lehman Brothers has these shares lower.

Higher Energy Costs/Rates: Consumers will eventually feel the pinch of this trend.

Volume: Not exceptional whatsoever, and is still an important indicator as far as we are concerned.

With month-end action playing such a vital role, be sure to use as much discipline as possible when it comes to entering and exiting positions. Be sure to tie in and review all of this week's premium posts, as we will be watching all the recent themes I have spotted for various opportunities. Always know where your stops are in all of your positions, so as to avoid any potential big losses.

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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.