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Rise of US stocks points to Goldilocks scenario

Run likely to continue this week barring any unpleasant surprises

If, as some prognosticators anticipate, the central bank continues to hold off on rate hikes for as long as they can because of Brexit and oil-bust scares, this may be the best of times for stock market bulls.

US STOCKS rose to record highs last week as earnings and a jobs report pointed towards a "Goldilocks scenario". Barring any unpleasant surprises from retailers this week, the Goldilocks run is likely to continue.

The broad Standard & Poor's 500, the preferred gauge of US stocks among...

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