Not only has the market been up for 3 straight months, but I came across this statistic that says in the last 26 times the dow has gained in the first 2 months of the year ONLY once has it finished the year with a loss, which tells you that there is a 96% chance of a positive close for the markets in 2011!!! The bulls can just kick back and not have any worries, the market is on your side this year, I mean 3 straight months of gains and now a statistic showing a 96% of an up year for the markets, whew!!!! Continue to buy the dips no matter what!!! Stocks closed February on a strong note, leading to three consecutive months of gains, as all the major indices gained in the final minutes of trading. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose about 95 points, continuing a turnaround that began Friday, after stocks ended higher but still snapped a three-week winning streak. The blue-chip index was on track to rise 2.8 percent this month, following a 2.7 percent gain in January. Of the 26 times the Dow gained in the first two months of a year, only once has it finished the year with a loss.