The stock market is rallying hard. As we write, the S&P 500 is up over 5% to start the year, and the index has recorded 10 all-time highs so far in 2024.

Meanwhile, interest rates are still high, inflation is still above target, many Americans still feel negative about the economy, and the geopolitical outlook is worryingly unstable.

Are there good reasons for this surge, or should investors be afraid of heights?

That's the lead story in our free February 2024 Zacks Market Strategy Report.1 We dig into what's driving the current rally, and whether it is sustainable. We also look at the recent, unexpectedly bad inflation numbers that spooked investors. Finally, we review the latest Q4 2023 earnings updates and what they portend for the months ahead.

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  • Has the market gone too high, too fast?
  • A look at the inflation question in the months ahead
  • Q4 2023 earnings updates and a look ahead to 2024 earnings
  • And much more!

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