Okay, this question I'm asking is much different than any other question I have asked. I think the core answer to this question may solve a lot of problems and confusions in the investment industry. As T-Bills follow the Dow or Dow follows T-Bills.. In the big picture, what core thing do these standard markets follow on a daily basis? I don't believe fear , joy, etc. is the reason. If that is the case the markets would be extremely unpredictable.. Maybe there are some key economic reasons behind the markets trail up? Lots of consumer spending + downright strong economy is what keeps the markets in it's overall upward direction? Cmon guys, let's get some scholary thought here. No joo joo bean stuff!