December 9 – 13 Recap
Equity Momentum Builds
U.S. stocks ended the week with back-to-back record highs amid investor relief about reaching a phase one trade deal with China. Investor sentiment was also bolstered as other uncertainties eased, including progress toward House passage of the U.S.- Mexico-Canada free trade agreement and British election results that should usher in Brexit approval.
For the week, the Dow Industrials rose 0.43%, S&P 500 gained 0.77%, and the tech-heavy Nasdaq Composite advanced 0.93%. Including dividends, the S&P 500 is up 28.88% year-to-date and the Dow Industrials has gained 10,000 points since the 2016 elections.
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