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up. Up. UP!

Here is what the market was up to on Thursday:

European Manufacturing up to 51.7 from 50.5.

Chinese Manufacturing up above 50 for the first time in four months.

US Manufacturing up to 53.9 from 53.5. New Orders now up to 56.5.

And not surprisingly the S&P was up nearly 1% to press up against the 50 day moving average at 1658. However, the riskier equities of the Russell 2000 are still nicely above their 50 day... which bodes well for the still bullish temperament of the market going forward.

Time to UP your allocation to stocks if you have not done so already.

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