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At the expense of sounding like a broken record, markets overcame early weakness to finish upon their highs. Perhaps complacency is setting in, but until the music stops, keep dancing. The hardest thing to sometimes do is to hold onto to winners as they advance, resisting the urge to take gains. Today we witnessed a couple more breakouts which are essential to market strength, coming from STX taking out a 35.81 flat base trigger, and KT an 18.04 double bottom pivot. Some took out triggers, but did so on weak trade. They include agriculture plays CF which advanced past a cup with handle trigger of 219.88, and AGU which took out a 108.52 flat base trigger. After the close, we had earnings from a few heavyweights which could impact at least the start of trade Wednesday. IBM GOOG, as this is written were higher by 4%, and CREE BY 14%. GOOG has carved out a 745.10 cup with handle trigger, and IBM has now taken out its 200 day SMA to the upside in after hours trading.

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