No Joke: This Market Is Exceptional for Stock-Picking

The S&P 500 is now 8 and 1 for 2018 and has a gain of more than 4%. While that performance is fantastic, what is really impressive about the market is how relentless it has been to the upside. There has hardly been a dip this year and there are new record highs on a daily basis.

The action Friday was more of the same -- a strong open, good breadth and sizable point gains. It is has been so steady that the jokes about how the market will never go down again are already old and stale....190 more words left in this article. To read them, just click below and try Real Money FREE for 14 days.

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