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TStocks have started to climb their way back to positive territory in February. Although the NASDAQ performed well over the first month of the year, the S&P 500 Index, Dow Jones Industrial Average and Russell 2000 Index all started the year on a downswing. These indices all stopped their slide early in February though and are within striking distance of break even for the year. From a technical viewpoint, the indices must break into positive territory and then go on to set new all-time highs before the correction can be said to be over. That gives the bears some breathing room, but beyond very short-term indicators, the bulls still have the long and intermediate term trends in their favor. We fully expected a correction after the strong close to 2013 and results over the first 46 days of the New Year were in line with this prediction.