End Of The Bull Session?

Most strategists, although wrong in '96, again expect stocks to rein in their run

Market mavens are nursing a bad case of whiplash. Most of the 42 strategists surveyed by BUSINESS WEEK a year ago saw their yearend forecasts surpassed within the first few months of 1996. The consensus view then was for the Dow Jones industrial average to rise 5% and end the year at 5430. But the Dow passed 5430 in early February and is 838 points higher, at 6268. The Dow's 1996 gain: 22.5%.

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