It's no secret that the Federal Reserve's program of pumping liquidity into the system has been fueling stock market gains like steroids goose baseball statistics. The Fed's most recent $600 billion program of bond-buying was dubbed QE2 (for quantitative easing 2).

But the question that has been looming recently is this: Since Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke has said that he will terminate the QE2 program in mid-June, what will become of the bull market that saw the S&P 500 nearly double from its 2009 lows? Is the party going to end or is the market healthy enough to continue to rise on its own steam?

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