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Timely takes on markets and the economy.

The book is closing on third quarter earnings, which were stellar; but is it time to worry about a bar set too high in 2018?

So far, 2017 has been a strong year for global stock markets. Although we can’t know what the new year will bring, here are five reasons for investors to be thankful this holiday season:

Low unemployment and slowly rising wages could help boost spending around the holidays, but investors looking for a gem among retail stocks should tread carefully.
Stock market investors have a lot to be thankful for.
The VIX Index is at a 10-year low. Is there reason to worry?
The long-term consequences of these one-time market disruptions can be nearly as uncommon as their namesake.
The bull market keeps powering through all potential setbacks—how long can it last?
How’s the consumer looking heading into the holiday shopping season?
Business capital spending and productivity could be the tailwinds for the economy in 2018. Liz Ann Sonders shares her thoughts.
This expansion’s productivity growth has been historically weak, but leading indicators—and solving for measurement problems—suggest reason for hope for the economy and stocks.

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