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The "Sweet 16" is set. So in the spirit of March Madness and an exciting NCAA college basketball tournament that has already brought us two shockers in second round exits by Duke and Villanova, we have compiled our "Sweet 16" for the stock market. Specifically, we have identified 16 keys-many of them policy related-for stocks for the remainder of the year [Figure 1] and assessed their implications for the market. While the path for several policy-related areas is uncertain, we still expect a solid year for stocks in 2017-potentially even slightly above our year-end S&P 500 target of mid-single-digit gains,* depending on that policy path. Look for a deeper dive into some of these market drivers in our "Final Four" next week.