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Did We Just Breakout?

Today we tried the opposite of the recent past. By that I mean that stocks actually opened lower and then did an about face to rise above 1850. And yes, we finally closed above that important mark for the first time.

This is no great surprise in my book as the long term bull market remains in place. Most likely we will stay above 1850 as long as the upcoming slate of key economic news is neutral to positive.

Friday 2/28: Q4 GDP first revision

Monday 3/3: ISM Mfg Index

Wednesday 3/5: ADP Employment, ISM Services

Friday 3/7: January Employment Situation

To sum it up, the breakout is in place right now unless some bad economic news rolls around to rain on our parade.

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