The market is likely to drift higher. : Here is the short-term market analysis and two long stock recommendations. The S&P cycles have bottomed. From March 26 to April 11, the S&P has risen 66.3% of the time for an average 17.6% gain or an expected return of 11.7%, the second lowest among the 12 months. Next week is April OPEX week, graphed below. The Monday OPEX has been up 78.5% of the time.