As of the time we looked at the stock market in this morning trading session, it appears to us that there are a number of mixed messages in the stock market today some of which are: Nasdaq-100 broke yesterday's high, but is currently in the red, while the SP500 did not break yesterday's high but is now in the green. We note that Nasdaq-100 has been a leader in this last stock market bull leg. Another inconsistency is the behavior of the US dollar in connection with the stock market indices. Last night the dollar rallied, and the stock market futures also traded in the red area, however the stock market futures did not mirror the size of the move of the dollar. This morning the US dollar has been weakening, perhaps to adjust to last night's discrepancy between the size of move in the US dollar vs. the size of the move in the stock market index futures. The markets seems to us to be working on aligning: internally the stock market indices, and the relationships between the stock market indices and the US dollar. We also note the Nasdaq-100 is trading above the last april high, while the SP500 is still below that high.

In the 200 most active stocks, 107 out of 200 are trading in the red as of the time we screened the stocks. Our interest in the most active stocks is not to trade them, but rather to see if some insight can be obtained from the trading activity of these stocks. Perhaps with the passage of time in the stock trading session today, we would be able to see what the market really have in mind.

Below is past post that touches on aspects related to the analysis of the most active stocks. We have also included below the list of the most active stocks.


"Why do we pay attention to stocks from this list? It is not to trade them or to invest in them, but rather to develop insight about the rest of the stock market. These stocks are liquid which can render them a useful stock vehicle for stock market professionals who look for liquidity to for instance hedge their stock portfolios, or implement a number of stock trading strategies. Actively traded stocks can also be stock trading vehicles where algorithmic trading and robotic trading be implemented. Since these robots follow logic and parameters implemented by stock traders and stock investors with significant capital, analyzing the trading tape of these stocks might be useful in getting clues about the intention of smart bigger money operating in the stock market. Stock volume analysis skills and tools can be useful in this regard."

The stock list below is organized by industry.

Ticker Company Sector Industry
MMR McMoRan Exploration Co. Basic Materials Independent Oil & Gas
HAL Halliburton Company Basic Materials Oil & Gas Equipment & Services
KGC Kinross Gold Corporation Basic Materials Gold
FCX Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc. Basic Materials Copper
GG Goldcorp Inc. Basic Materials Gold
AUY Yamana Gold, Inc. Basic Materials Gold
PXP Plains Exploration & Production Company Basic Materials Independent Oil & Gas
SLB Schlumberger Limited Basic Materials Oil & Gas Equipment & Services
ABX Barrick Gold Corporation Basic Materials Gold
CHK Chesapeake Energy Corporation Basic Materials Independent Oil & Gas
AA Alcoa, Inc. Basic Materials Aluminum
SLW Silver Wheaton Corp. Basic Materials Silver
MON Monsanto Co. Basic Materials Agricultural Chemicals
PBR Petroleo Brasileiro Basic Materials Oil & Gas Drilling & Exploration
PBR-A Petroleo Brasileiro Basic Materials Oil & Gas Drilling & Exploration
WFT Weatherford International Ltd.Basic Materials Oil & Gas Equipment & Services
NEM Newmont Mining Corp. Basic Materials Gold
HL Hecla Mining Co. Basic Materials Silver
CVX Chevron Corp. Basic Materials Major Integrated Oil & Gas
COP ConocoPhillips Basic Materials Major Integrated Oil & Gas
VALE Vale S.A. Basic Materials Steel & Iron
XOM Exxon Mobil Corp. Basic Materials Major Integrated Oil & Gas
RIG Transocean Ltd. Basic Materials Oil & Gas Drilling & Exploration
SD SandRidge Energy, Inc. Basic Materials Oil & Gas Drilling & Exploration
DOW The Dow Chemical Company Basic Materials Chemicals - Major Diversified
BP BP plc Basic Materials Major Integrated Oil & Gas
KWK Quicksilver Resources Inc. Basic Materials Independent Oil & Gas
REE Rare Element Resources Ltd. Basic Materials Industrial Metals & Minerals
GE General Electric Co. Conglomerates Conglomerates
KO The Coca-Cola Company Consumer Goods Beverages - Soft Drinks
MAT Mattel Inc. Consumer Goods Toys & Games
MO Altria Group Inc. Consumer Goods Cigarettes
F Ford Motor Co. Consumer Goods Auto Manufacturers - Major
PG Procter & Gamble Co. Consumer Goods Personal Products
XRX Xerox Corp. Consumer Goods Business Equipment
ABK Ambac Financial Group, Inc. Financial Surety & Title Insurance
PMI PMI Group Inc. Financial Surety & Title Insurance
ZTR Zweig Total Return Fund Inc. Financial Closed-End Fund - Debt
FAZ Direxion Daily Financial Bear 3X Shares Financial Exchange Traded Fund
PLD ProLogis Financial REIT - Industrial
SKF ProShares UltraShort Financials Financial Exchange Traded Fund
EWT iShares MSCI Taiwan Index Financial Exchange Traded Fund
TBT ProShares UltraShort 20+ Year Treasury Financial Exchange Traded Fund
FAX Aberdeen Asia-Pacific Income Fund Inc. Financial Closed-End Fund - Debt
SMH Semiconductor HOLDRs Financial Exchange Traded Fund
TZA Direxion Daily Small Cap Bear 3X Shares Financial Exchange Traded Fund
MTG MGIC Investment Corp. Financial Surety & Title Insurance
NBG National Bank of Greece SA Financial Money Center Banks
GDX Market Vectors Gold Miners ETF Financial Exchange Traded Fund
UNG United States Natural Gas Financial Exchange Traded Fund
BBD Banco Bradesco S.A. Financial Foreign Regional Banks
XLY Consumer Discret Select Sector SPDR Financial Exchange Traded Fund
VWO Vanguard Emerging Markets Stock ETF Financial Exchange Traded Fund
QLD ProShares Ultra QQQ Financial Exchange Traded Fund
EEM iShares MSCI Emerging Markets Index Financial Exchange Traded Fund
SPXU ProShares UltraPro Short S&P500 Financial Exchange Traded Fund
FHN First Horizon National Corp. Financial Regional - Southeast Banks
EWZ iShares MSCI Brazil Index Financial Exchange Traded Fund
QQQQ PowerShares QQQ Financial Exchange Traded Fund
SDS ProShares UltraShort S&P500 Financial Exchange Traded Fund
XLI Industrial Select Sector SPDR Financial Exchange Traded Fund
EFA iShares MSCI EAFE Index Financial Exchange Traded Fund
XLK Technology Select Sector SPDR Financial Exchange Traded Fund
VXX iPath S&P 500 VIX Short-Term Futures ETN Financial Exchange Traded Fund
GLD SPDR Gold Shares Financial Exchange Traded Fund
XLE Energy Select Sector SPDR Financial Exchange Traded Fund
SLV iShares Silver Trust Financial Exchange Traded Fund
AXP American Express Company Financial Credit Services
FXI iShares FTSE/Xinhua China 25 Index Financial Exchange Traded Fund
SPY SPDR S&P 500 Financial Exchange Traded Fund
NLY Annaly Capital Management, Inc. Financial REIT - Diversified
HBAN Huntington Bancshares Inc. Financial Regional - Midwest Banks
BAC Bank of America Corporation Financial Regional - Mid-Atlantic Banks
COF Capital One Financial Corp. Financial Credit Services
SSO ProShares Ultra S&P500 Financial Exchange Traded Fund
IWM iShares Russell 2000 Index Financial Exchange Traded Fund
QID ProShares UltraShort QQQ Financial Exchange Traded Fund
STD Banco Santander, S.A. Financial Foreign Money Center Banks
HST Host Hotels & Resorts Inc. Financial REIT - Hotel/Motel
EWJ iShares MSCI Japan Index Financial Exchange Traded Fund
TNA Direxion Daily Small Cap Bull 3X Shares Financial Exchange Traded Fund
TLT iShares Barclays 20+ Year Treas Bond Financial Exchange Traded Fund
BBT BB & T Corp. Financial Regional - Mid-Atlantic Banks
STI SunTrust Banks, Inc. Financial Money Center Banks
XLF Financial Select Sector SPDR Financial Exchange Traded Fund
GNW Genworth Financial Inc. Financial Life Insurance
MS Morgan Stanley Financial Investment Brokerage - National
GS The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. Financial Diversified Investments
MBI MBIA Inc. Financial Surety & Title Insurance
USO United States Oil Financial Exchange Traded Fund
USB U.S. Bancorp Financial Regional - Midwest Banks
CIM Chimera Investment Corporation Financial Property Management
STT State Street Corp. Financial Regional - Northeast Banks
RF Regions Financial Corp. Financial Regional - Southeast Banks
SCHW Charles Schwab Corp. Financial Investment Brokerage - National
JPM JPMorgan Chase & Co. Financial Money Center Banks
BK The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation Financial Asset Management
WFC Wells Fargo & Company Financial Money Center Banks
FITB Fifth Third Bancorp Financial Regional - Midwest Banks
UCO ProShares Ultra DJ-UBS Crude Oil Financial Exchange Traded Fund
FAS Direxion Daily Financial Bull 3X Shares Financial Exchange Traded Fund
KEY KeyCorp Financial Money Center Banks
C Citigroup, Inc. Financial Money Center Banks
BMY Bristol-Myers Squibb Company Healthcare Drug Manufacturers - Major
TEVA Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Limited Healthcare Drug Manufacturers - Other
PFE Pfizer Inc. Healthcare Drug Manufacturers - Major
GILD Gilead Sciences Inc. Healthcare Biotechnology
AMGN Amgen Inc. Healthcare Biotechnology
BSX Boston Scientific Corporation Healthcare Medical Instruments & Supplies
KG King Pharmaceuticals Inc. Healthcare Drug Manufacturers - Other
MYL Mylan, Inc. Healthcare Drugs - Generic
JNJ Johnson & Johnson Healthcare Drug Manufacturers - Major
MRK Merck & Co. Inc. Healthcare Drug Manufacturers - Major
BAX Baxter International Inc. Healthcare Medical Instruments & Supplies
NVS Novartis AG Healthcare Drug Manufacturers - Major
AGN Allergan Inc. Healthcare Drug Manufacturers - Other
PIP PharmAthene, Inc. Healthcare Biotechnology
AGAM AGA Medical Holdings, Inc. Healthcare Medical Appliances & Equipment
FLR Fluor Corporation Industrial Goods Heavy Construction
CX CEMEX, S.A.B. de C.V. Industrial Goods Cement
X United States Steel Corp. Industrial Goods Metal Fabrication
PHM PulteGroup, Inc. Industrial Goods Residential Construction
HRB H&R Block, Inc. Services Personal Services
JCP J. C. Penney Company, Inc. Services Department Stores
LOW Lowe's Companies Inc. Services Home Improvement Stores
WEN Wendy's/Arby's Group, Inc. Services Restaurants
IPG Interpublic Group of Companies, Inc. Services Advertising Agencies
GCI Gannett Co., Inc. Services Publishing - Newspapers
DRYS DryShips, Inc. Services Shipping
GME GameStop Corp. Services Electronics Stores
NWSA News Corp. Services Entertainment - Diversified
HD The Home Depot, Inc. Services Home Improvement Stores
SIRI SIRIUS XM Radio Inc. Services Broadcasting - Radio
AMZN Amazon.com Inc. Services Catalog & Mail Order Houses
CVS CVS Caremark Corporation Services Drug Stores
M Macy's, Inc. Services Department Stores
DIS Walt Disney Co. Services Entertainment - Diversified
TWX Time Warner Inc. Services Entertainment - Diversified
EBAY eBay Inc. Services Catalog & Mail Order Houses
DAL Delta Air Lines Inc. Services Major Airlines
CMCSA Comcast Corporation Services CATV Systems
DTV DIRECTV Services CATV Systems
LVS Las Vegas Sands Corp. Services Resorts & Casinos
MCD McDonald's Corp. Services Restaurants
ODP Office Depot, Inc. Services Specialty Retail, Other
WMT Wal-Mart Stores Inc. Services Discount, Variety Stores
GPS Gap Inc. Services Apparel Stores
MGM MGM Resorts International Services Resorts & Casinos
SWY Safeway Inc. Services Grocery Stores
ESLR Evergreen Solar Inc. Services Technical Services
YRCWD YRC Worldwide, Inc. Services Trucking
TSTR TerreStar Corporation Technology Diversified Communication Services
ENTR Entropic Communications, Inc. Technology Semiconductor - Broad Line
SOLF Solarfun Power Holdings Co. Ltd. Technology Semiconductor - Specialized
WDC Western Digital Corp. Technology Data Storage Devices
BRCD Brocade Communications Systems, Inc. Technology Data Storage Devices
YHOO Yahoo! Inc. Technology Internet Information Providers
TXN Texas Instruments Inc. Technology Semiconductor - Broad Line
ALTR Altera Corp. Technology Semiconductor - Specialized
XLNX Xilinx Inc. Technology Semiconductor - Specialized
EMC EMC Corporation Technology Data Storage Devices
AMD Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. Technology Semiconductor - Broad Line
AMAT Applied Materials Inc. Technology Semiconductor Equipment & Materials
JASO JA Solar Holdings Co., Ltd. Technology Semiconductor - Specialized
S Sprint Nextel Corp. Technology Wireless Communications
INTC Intel Corporation Technology Semiconductor - Broad Line
MRVL Marvell Technology Group Ltd. Technology Semiconductor - Integrated Circuits
MU Micron Technology Inc. Technology Semiconductor- Memory Chips
QCOM QUALCOMM Incorporated Technology Semiconductor - Integrated Circuits
RIMM Research In Motion Limited Technology Diversified Communication Services
MOT Motorola Inc. Technology Communication Equipment
GLW Corning Inc. Technology Communication Equipment
ERTS Electronic Arts Inc. Technology Multimedia & Graphics Software
SNDK SanDisk Corp. Technology Semiconductor- Memory Chips
TSM Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. Ltd. Technology Semiconductor - Integrated Circuits
ADBE Adobe Systems Inc. Technology Application Software
ORCL Oracle Corp. Technology Application Software
CIEN CIENA Corp. Technology Communication Equipment
TSL Trina Solar Ltd. Technology Semiconductor - Specialized
Q Qwest Communications International Inc. Technology Telecom Services - Domestic
CSCO Cisco Systems, Inc. Technology Networking & Communication Devices
STM STMicroelectronics NV Technology Semiconductor - Broad Line
DELL Dell Inc. Technology Personal Computers
ALU Alcatel-Lucent Technology Communication Equipment
AAPL Apple Inc. Technology Personal Computers
VZ Verizon Communications Inc. Technology Telecom Services - Domestic
NVDA NVIDIA Corporation Technology Semiconductor - Specialized
IBM International Business Machines Corp. Technology Diversified Computer Systems
HPQ Hewlett-Packard Company Technology Diversified Computer Systems
T AT&T, Inc. Technology Telecom Services - Domestic
MSFT Microsoft Corporation Technology Application Software
FTR Frontier Communications Corporation Technology Telecom Services - Domestic
NOK Nokia Corporation Technology Communication Equipment
GOOG Google Inc. Technology Internet Information Providers
LDK LDK Solar Co., Ltd. Technology Semiconductor - Broad Line
STX Seagate Technology PLC Technology Data Storage Devices
SOL ReneSola Ltd. Technology Semiconductor - Integrated Circuits
BIDU Baidu, Inc. Technology Internet Information Providers
CMS CMS Energy Corp. Utilities Diversified Utilities
DUK Duke Energy Corporation Utilities Electric Utilities

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