For nearly two months now, the bull market has been running stronger than the Spanish Encierro in Pamplona. Yet perversely, all the enthusiasm in the market seems to come from the idea that things are bad -- bad enough, in fact, to justify action from the Federal Reserve and other central banks to stimulate the global economy. Arguably, the markets are setting themselves up for big disappointment if the Fed fails to come through, but for now, major market benchmarks are closing at levels they haven't seen in more than four years, with the Dow Jones Industrials
Financial stocks led the Dow's advances, with JPMorgan Chase
Economically sensitive stocks also pulled the Dow higher, as news from China suggested that the country would try to boost its flagging growth. Caterpillar
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