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Stock Markets Set Another All-Time High - Thank You, Janet Yellen!

Stock-Markets / Stock Markets 2013 Nov 15, 2013 - 02:47 PM GMT

By: PhilStockWorld

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Courtesy of Doug Short: The S&P 500 posted another all-time high with a closing gain of 0.48%. The popular financial press (e.g., CNBC, Bloomberg and Reuters) attributes the market’s merry mood to Janet Yellen’s congressional testimony before the Senate Banking Committee, where she has underscored her support for the Fed’s policy of Quantitative Easing.

Meanwhile, key segments of the real economy, represented by the likes of Cisco (down 13% after revenue warning) and Wal-Mart (forecasting a disappointing profit for the holiday season), are sending less happy signals.


Here is a 15-minute look at the S&P 500 for the week so far.

Volume today was 5% above its 50-day moving average, the highest since last Friday’s 1.34% gain.

The S&P 500 is now up 25.55% for 2013.

For a better sense of how these declines figure into a larger historical context, here’s a long-term view of secular bull and bear markets in the S&P Composite since 1871.

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