Risks to Consider: There's certainly the possibility that a different exogenous event will have the greatest effect on the market in the second half of the year.

Action to Take: On balance, we look poised for more "upside" surprises than negative shocks. But we have to get past a tough summer with tepid-sounding economic reports and cautious management commentary when companies are discussing near-term prospects.

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