Santoli’s Thursday market notes: S&P 500 trots to new highs, and the game is back on in Tesla

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This is the daily notebook of Mike Santoli, CNBC's senior markets commentator, with ideas about trends, stocks and market statistics.

  • A low-drama break to new highs, following along the 2021 pattern of brief shakeouts, a minor test of a 10-week average index level and hasty return to an upward path. Can it stay this easy?