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Stuff I’m Reading this Morning…

How does the stock market fare after 8 consecutive net up days? Now you know:  (StockTwits)

How’s earnings season going so far? Joe Terranova has your scorecard, broken down by sector:  (Virtus)

The large divergence between S&P and Nasdaq indices does not historically bode well for the rally’s continuance.  (PriceActionLab)

Huge congrats to blogger hero Bill McBride (Calculated Risk), who got the profile treatment in the LA Times this weekend.  (LAT)

Hedge funds have their biggest commodity bets on since last July.  (Bloomberg)

A young trader comes to a realization about age, experience and the existence of different market environments. Please read:  (RingerCapital)

Regardless of your securities analysis discipline, you’re still in the pattern recognition business.  (ResearchPuzzle)

What if its about to be a whole new world for solar?  (Noahpinion)

230 people died in a nightclub fire this weekend in Brazil…is this country really emerging?  (beyondbrics)

Is this the douchiest press release ever? (BoingBoing)

If you’re going to be in NYC on February 20th, come check out me, Phil Pearlman, Heidi Moore and Leigh Drogen at our SMW panel on Digital Wall Street! (SocialMediaWeek)

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