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Mid-Day Market Update: Markets Heading Upwards, MGIC Investment Drops

Mid-Day Market Update: Markets Heading Upwards, MGIC Investment Drops
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Midway through trading Tuesday, the Dow traded up 0.37 percent to 14,666.98 while the NASDAQ rose 0.27 percent to 3,231.44. The S&P also rose, increasing 0.28 percent to 1,567.51.

Index Technicals:
The S&P 500 looks to be overtaking 1,560 with 1,570/1,575 highs acting as the next resistance.

The Dow looks to be taking 14,600 resistance with 14,700 acting as resistance above that.

The Russell looks to be hitting its 20 EMA resistance at 934.76 and 940 resistance above that.

Finally, the NASDAQ looks to break through its 3,200 resistance with 3,240 acting as resistance above that.

Top Headline
After the close Monday, J.C. Penney (NYSE: JCP) announced that its CEO, Ron Johnson, had resigned.

Following the news, shares jumped as much as ten percent, but quickly gave up the gains and went red once it was released that former CEO Mike Ullman would be taking back the helm.

Shares are currently down 10.49 percent to $14.21.

Equities Trading UP
Cliffs Natural Resources (NYSE: CLF) traded up 7.72 percent to $20.24 this morning after a group of miners have been rallying on Alcoa's (NYSE: AA) results after the close yesterday.

Shares of Keryx Biopharmaceuticals (NASDAQ: KERX) was also up 11.99 percent to $8.22 on a coming opinion from a leading patent lawyer about one of Keryx's drugs.

Allied Nevada Gold (NYSE: ANV) was also up, gaining 16.88 percent to $13.78 after releasing preliminary after the close Monday.

Equities Trading DOWN
Navidea Biopharmaceuticals (NYSE: NAVB) traded down 2.84 percent to $2.57 on seemingly little news.

MGIC Investment (NYSE: MTG) fell 4.77 percent to $5.19 despite announcing a new partnership with INTEGRA Software Systems this morning.

Shares of Starwood Property Trust (NYSE: STWD) were down as well, dropping 3.12 percent to $27.34 after pricing of its 26.5 million share secondary offering. The price was not disclosed.

In commodity news, oil traded up 0.78 percent to $94.09, while gold traded up 0.89 percent to $1,586.50.

Silver traded up 2.58 percent Tuesday to $28.01, while copper rose 2.28 percent to $3.45.

In the eurozone this morning, markets rose overnight as fears stemming from Portugal and Cyprus managed to blow over.

The FTSE MIB index lead the charge, gaining 1.14 percent, while the Spanish Ibex was close behind, gaining 0.92 percent.

There were no major economic releases Tuesday.

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