A Month In Brief

In November, the S&P 500 gained 2.81% and advanced for a thirteenth straight month – an unprecedented milestone in the index’s long history. Consumer confidence and investor confidence were both abundant, as further evidence arrived that the economy was growing at an impressive rate. Solid fundamental indicators, upbeat earnings announcements, and hopes for 2018 tax cuts motivated stock gains in the U.S.; though many foreign benchmarks slumped. Oil took steps toward $60. Home sales picked up after a late-summer lull. Wall Street anticipated a year-end rate hike from the Federal Reserve.1,2


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1 - finance.google.com/finance?q=INDEXSP%3A.INX&ei=6JcgWoKgH4GG2Ab8_LzoDA [11/30/17]

2 - nytimes.com/2017/11/30/business/dow-stock-markets.html [11/30/17]

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