As of Wednesday, the Dow Jones Industrial Average posted 13 straight days of gains. It's the best winning streak of the 30-stock index since 1987. 

This type of extended rally has only happened fives times since 1897.

So what's behind the surge and what does it mean for consumers?

Spectrum News spoke with Jonathan Ernest, an assistant professor in the Department of Economics at the Weatherhead School of Management of Case Western Reserve University. Watch the full interview above.