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1500 = Resistance or Altitude Sickness?

We finally made it to 1500 on Thursday. Yet the euphoria just couldn't hold as the session slipped back down to a breakeven finish.

There is little reason to believe that this is the end of the line for the 4 year bull rally. So the real question is:

How hard will it be to get above 1500?

Right now there are very few things to worry about. Earnings look strong. US economic data continues to impress. Heck, even Europe is starting to look up with nice gains on their PMI Manufacturing report.

The looming debt debate is about the only obvious thing that could stop the market in its tracks. Those discussions will start to heat up soon heading to a March 1st deadline.

I continue to trim some profits at this level. Yet still have plenty of longs on hand in case 1500 is nothing more than a momentary weigh station on the road to 1565.

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