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*Blue Plate Specials* - January 8

Daily picks, pans, and market notes from StockMarketCookBook.com:


Breaking Out to New Highs: ACF, AGCO, AKS, BJRI, CME, CMI, COLB, CSX, CYTX, DRWI, GOL, HAL, HON, HP, JOYG (!), LUNA, MEI, MTW, NSC, OSG, PEIX, PKG, SFL, SIVB, TKR, TKS, VSH, XING
Breaking Out to New Highs on lower volume: BOKF, PCP
Breaking Out: AEN, GRAN, HPY, ICGN, IDIX, ISPH, KEI, LEI, XRA
Breaking Down: AFFY, GPN, PCS, ROG
Low-priced Leaders: CAGC, CNH, GFRE, MAKO, TMRK
Speculative Leaders: SHE
Darlings of the Day: CLF, CMP, SAN, VALE, WBC, X
Heating Up: Small mining & exploration; Biotechs
Sector & Commodity Highs: Agribiz (NYSEARCA:MOO), Industrials (NYSEARCA:XLI), Aero & Defense (NYSEARCA:PPA), Water (FIW, PHO), Metals & Miners (NYSEARCA:XME), Steel (NYSEARCA:SLX), Oil Svcs (NYSEARCA:OIH), Coal (KOL, PKOL)
Country Highs: Indonesia (NYSEARCA:IDX), Israel (NYSEARCA:EIS)
Bonds: Income (NYSE:DHG), Mixed Debt (NYSE:PPR), Corp. (HYG, HYT, JNK, CYE)
M&A: HTX to be taken private for HK $2.20, a 33% premium over Monday's closing price
Market Notes: Steadily improving internals means institutions are entering; VIX at fresh 18 month low & DTX nearing resistance bode well for a continued rally
Trading Note:  The subject of yesterday's blog, JOYG, broke out of its consolidation pattern today on above average volume.


Disclosure: No positions, but am considering buying JOYG Leap calls for personal portfolio