Stocks closed mixed on Tuesday. The S&P 500 closed up 0.1% and the Nasdaq rose 0.7%. Stocks held up pretty well despite the lousy economic data that was released. The National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo builder sentiment index came in at 46 in February from 56 in January, well below expectations. The February Empire State Manufacturing Survey fell to 4.48 vs. the average economist estimate of 9. The market is in an uptrend so stocks with strong fundamentals will begin appearing and show buying opportunities. Valeant Pharmaceuticals (VRX) had a monster day, rallying 4.9% in high volume.