Stocks continue to rise on improving sentiment

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By November 21, 2019 17:29

Stocks continue to rise on improving sentiment

Equities rose for the sixth straight week, marking the longest streak in two years.1 Trade issues remained in focus, as investor optimism over the Phase One trade deal has been rising. Investors have also been focused on modest improvements in economic data and on Federal Reserve policy, which seems to be in a sustained “lower for longer” phase. The S&P 500 Index rose close to 1% for the week, with the health care, communications services and technology sectors in the lead and the consumer discretionary, financials and energy sectors lagging.

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