12/01/03: "Stocks Jump; S&P 500 Hits 18-Month High Factories Hum, Construction Booms Manufacturers hit 20-year record pace" What the heck is going on with all these record numbers? I don't remember waves of good news like this in past moves out of recessions or presidential election races. There's 20,300 Elitetrader Members. Can any of you explain this or at least give me some anecdotal evidence to back up these government news blasts. I don't see limos out in the street in front of my place yet. Do you? Geo.