December 23 – 27 Recap
Equities Finish Near All-Time Highs
U.S. stocks finished the week higher yet again in a shortened holiday week with light trading. The S&P 500 rose for a fifth-straight week, barely hitting another record closing high on Friday. With just a couple trading days left in the year, the S&P 500 is up 31.84%. If this holds, it would be the best year for the index since 1995.
For the week, the Dow Industrials Average was up 0.67%, the S&P 500 increased by 0.60%, and the tech-heavy Nasdaq Composite advanced 0.92%. The MSCI EAFE was up 0.77%, while the MSCI Emerging Markets Index outgained all jumping 1.16%.
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