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Solar ETF Shining as Rest of Market Dives Lower

The Invesco Solar Energy ETF (TAN) rose 2.35 percent on Tuesday, bucking a drop of 1.65 percent for the broader S&P 500. TAN’s gain of almost 4.2 percent in the last week makes it the best-performing industry fund over that period.

Why Stocks Move: Business Transformation

Business transformation is the sixth of our seven major catalysts for price movement in the stock market. It occurs when a company transitions from an old, weakening model to a new model better suited to the present time. The process often results from changes in technology, but can also involve adapting to more recent customer trends.

Stock Bulls Rest Amid Political, Economic Worries

The S&P 500 rose less than 0.1 percent between Friday, February 1, and Friday, February 8. It was only the sixth and smallest advance in the last seven weeks, following the index’s sharp rebound in January. The index also had its narrowest weekly trading range (just 57 points) since late September.

Chinese Tech Stocks Come to Life

The PowerShares GoldenDragon Halter Index ($HXC) is up more than 3 percent today and on pace for its highest close since early October. The gains follow two weeks of consolidation above the 50-day moving average, a potential sign that momentum has turned.

Biotechs Rising as Buyouts Sweep the Market

It was only the second trading session of the year that Bristol Myers Squibb (BMY) gobbled up Celgene (CELG) in a record $74 billion deal. Loxo Oncology (LOXO) accepted an $8 billion bid from Eli Lilly (LLY) a few days later.

Is This Nasdaq Stock Revving Higher?

Tesla Motors (TSLA) has traded in a tight range since late October, even as volatility swept the broader market. Some potentially important things have happened during that time, including a so-called “golden cross” chart pattern.