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“You are what your record says you are,” said former football coach Bill Parcells, offering a no-excuses maxim of accountability tied to tangible results.
So, what does the stock market’s recent rally to a new record say that it is?
Has this simply been a relief rebound following a late-summer recession scare — one that’s simply lifted the upper end of a long trading range?
Or have stocks embarked on a new leg to this bull market following a successful “soft landing” for the global economy and a temporary lull in corporate-profit growth?
The weight of the…