With little to trouble the recent rally, more upside is possible.
Money managers start to sprint as the end of the year approaches.
Wall Street market analysts did a remarkably good job calling 2004. Here's their thinking on 2005.
Stocks are up 80% of the time in the week before Christmas.
Homebuilders look capable of extending the boom, even with interest rates creeping higher.
The fed funds rate rises to 2.25% as the FOMC repeats its vow to be measured.
Look for a repeat of the last meeting's quarter-point hike.
Inflationary concerns persist, but productivity eats up the slack.
Apple, American Eagle and Autodesk may have a tough time improving on their 2004 surges.
Macro pressures may keep stocks from their usual December run-up.