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Stock Bulls Rest Amid Political, Economic Worries

The S&P 500 rose less than 0.1 percent between Friday, February 1, and Friday, February 8. It was only the sixth and smallest advance in the last seven weeks, following the index’s sharp rebound in January. The index also had its narrowest weekly trading range (just 57 points) since late September.

Bulls Regain Footing Above Key Level

The S&P 500 rose 1.2 percent between Friday, September 7, and Friday, September 14. It was the biggest weekly gain in two months, with more than two-thirds of the companies in the index gaining.

Guess What Index Just Broke Out

So-called “Dow Theory” teaches that different parts of the market can confirm each other. This is especially true with economically sensitive transportation companies because they often track the business cycle.