BALTIMORE ( Stockpickr) -- It looks like investors are getting some love this Valentine's Day.
Major indices might be dipping into the red this morning, but investors have been swooning over stocks since the beginning of the new year. And those who bought into the rally are up around 7.5% for their trouble. That's a prodigious rally for the first month and a half of 2012.
So is this relationship going to last? At this point, at least, it looks pretty put together. The S&P 500 has been locked above key resistance since the start of the year, sending a bullish signal to technicians that buyers are in control of the market. At the same time, the fact that traders have been shrugging off news from Europe speaks to the positive sentiment that remains in the equity market right now.