WINDERMERE, Fla. ( Stockpickr) -- The stock market is off to a very bullish start in 2011. The Dow Jones Industrial Average and the S&P 500 are both up around 6% year-to-date, and the tech-heavy Nasdaq is up about 6.3%. Those are some solid gains when you consider that we're only about a month and a half into 2011. Clearly, if you've been betting against the market by shorting stocks, then you've been fighting the trend and missing out on making some nice profits."As goes January, so goes the stock market for the year," is the old adage on Wall Street. Basically what this means is that if the stock market goes up in January, it will continue to trend higher for the rest of the year, or if it goes down in January it will trend lower for the rest of the year. Well, this year the Dow Jones Industrial Average has registered its best January performance since 1997, a gain of 2.72%. The S&P 500 rose 0.77% in January, which marked its best January performance since 2006.
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