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Still bearish on the market? Stocks head for 8 quarters of gains

Traders work the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.
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U.S. stocks are on track for eight quarters of consecutive gains—the longest winning streak in 16 years.

Investors betting against the stock market continue to be pushed to the sidelines, as the bulls take charge, sending the market to record levels. So far in 2014, the S&P 500 closed at a new high 53 times or more than 20 percent of the time.