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I have a large long position in the SPY based on the IHS pattern that's been beaten to death from discussion. It seems Bernanke handled things just right at the press conference, and all assets (except for the dollar, which is heading toward $0 apparently) are up. Congratulations are in order to the silver bulls whose metal, as of this writing, is up over 6% today alone.
QE 2 is ending in June. It would probably help your trading to recognize what affect this program has had in various markets you might invest in.
In the chart below, I have outlined the effects the Quantitative Easing programs have had on various asset classes. It is easy to recognize the beneficiary of easy money. Looking ahead, I expect these asset classes to continue to work in a similar fashion. These asset classes behave in a particular way with stimulus, and without stimulus.