WINDERMERE, Fla. ( Stockpickr) -- Stocks struggled for direction Friday, one day after the S&P 500 hit 1,400 for the first time in nearly four years. The Dow Jones Industrial Average registered its seventh straight day of gains on Thursday and closed at its highest level since December of 2007, while the Nasdaq closed at its highest level since November of 2000.The recent up move in the markets has taken many traders by surprise, which goes to show that following the prevailing trend will give you the highest probability of making money. Many traders have been trying to pick tops in the market and leading stocks, but that has shown to be the wrong move to make.
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