I understand the the stock market is forward looking and can precede the actual recovery by 6-9 months, but there are no economic policies being put in place today that can spur a recovery in the future that is justified by the current 4 month rally. On the contrary, we have record out of control deficits, job-killing bills being voted on or considered in Congress, and looming possible hyperinflation on the horizon, all very bad for the stock market. One answer is that this is strictly a technical rally and not based on economics at all. The sentiment will eventually turn positive and the public will get left holding the bag (as usual) when the next shoe drops. Any thoughts?