The Week Ahead: How Much Longer Will it Last?

Last week's shortened trading period also closed out the first quarter -- which, all told, was a strong one for the major stock market indices. The Dow Jones Industrial Average reached as high as 12.7%, and the lowest peak was an 8.2% gain for the Nasdaq Composite. Those are strong results -- some of the best in years. If I had one bone to pick it would be that, despite the solid March results, the bulk of the year-to-date gains were registered during January.

Thanks to the strong run in the market and the improving domestic fundamentals, Wall Street strategists are now upping their forecasts. Case in point: Wells Fargo Advisors just raised its year-end 2013 target for the S&P 500 to between 1575 and 1625, up from the prior range of 1525 to 1575. In other words, Wells Fargo sees an additional 3% to 4% of upside in the S&P 500 from Thursday's close....580 more words left in this article. To read them, just click below and try Real Money FREE for 14 days.

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