Richard Coppleson, Director – Institutional Sales and Trading at Bell Potter, has outlined why he is expecting 2017 to be a good one for equity investors. Readers of his highly regarded Coppo Report were presented with a history lesson in market cycles supported by Coppo’s trademark analysis of market data and trends. With the ASX200 having traded largely in a sideways pattern for around 3 years Coppo says the market is set to enter the “Optimism Stage”. Historically, this set up has resulted in a 14 month rally adding +24% to the index. So is it time to turn Bullish? Coppo believes it is, and makes his case in the article below.