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Wed, Jan 18th, 2017
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Washington tries to fix paid leave law dormant since 2007

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — A legislative push for paid family leave in Washington state is being revived a decade after passage of a law that was never implemented because lawmakers didn't pay for it.

  • Gold Reaches Key Resistance/SP500 Volume Falling

    Gold Reaches Key Resistance/SP500 Volume Falling

  • Morning Softs. 01/18/17

    COTTON General Comments: Cotton futures closed a little lower despite US Dollar weakness. The USDA reports last week were negative as they showed a lot...

  • Here Is My Copper Trade

    Trend Remains Strong

Van Meerten Stock Picks

5 Small Caps for Momentum Investors
Today I wanted to find 5 Small Cap stocks with great current momentum so I used Barchart to sort the S&P 600 Small Cap Index stocks first for the most frequent new highs in the last month, then again for technical buy signals of 80.
UTEK +0.40 , CMO +0.05 , LMOS -0.21 , VRTV -1.15 , AFAM -0.75
Jim Van Meerten uses Barchart's tools to offer daily stock picks and recommendations. His portfolios have been honored by Marketocracy and Morningstar.

Barchart Morning Call

OVERNIGHT MARKETS AND NEWS Mar E-mini S&Ps ( ESH17 +0.03%) are up +0.06% ahead of data on U.S. Dec consumer prices and industrial production, while European stocks are down -0.16% ahead of Thursday's ECB meeting and any indications from the... Read More

Chart of the Day

Chemed (CHE) is the Barchart Chart of the Day.  The hospice care and home service company had a Trend Spotter buy signal, a Weighted Alpha of 27.76+ and gained 19.81% in the last year.
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Brugler Ag Report

Today's Commentary

Corn futures are mostly steady at midday. Mexico is planning to import at least 20% more corn over the next marketing year. The EIA report is scheduled to come out tomorrow, pushed back by the short week. National average corn price was at 3.30 1/2 l...
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Alan Brugler writes this daily agricultural markets overview with opening, midday and closing comments directed at the gain and meat Ag markets.

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