The S&P 500 rose 1.2 percent between Friday, March 22, and Friday, March 29. The index just finished its best quarter in almost a decade, up 13 percent, after climbing for three straight months.
Government shutdown? Nope. Trade war with China? Probably not if talks continue. Recession? Just when it looked like things were slowing down, the data turned positive. The pessimists just couldn’t win.