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US stocks seen rallying higher on trade hopes, strong jobs data

Investors will be looking out for retail sales figures this week to confirm that the economy is on an upward path

March's buoyant jobs report erases the memory of February's edition when payrolls grew by a measly 20,000, stoking bets on cyclical sectors of the stock market.

THE momentum is now officially with the bulls. US stocks rose last week as two of the biggest diplomatic messes in recent history moved closer to détente and US jobs data was neither too hot nor too cold.

The rally is likely to continue this week if talks on trade, Brexit negotiations and...

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