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Published Every Monday Since 2007   | Volume 783 | November 29, 2021

So far YTD these many weeks were up (Bull picture shown), down (Bear picture), or draw (Bull/Bear picture) …
Bulls (Markets UP) = 27…
Bears (DOWN) = 17… and
Draw = 03


It is the Covid again – Markets saw a massive sell off.

  • The new Covid virus variant called Omicron from South Africa dubbed as a “variant of concern” and potentially more contagious than previous variants triggered a global alarm and prompted new travel restrictions.  Investors acted accordingly to mitigate this risk by selling their stocks.  The DOW was down -732 points or -2.1%, S&P 500 was down -117 points or -2.5% and the NASDAQ was down -629 points or -3.9% for the week ending November 26th.  Oil slipped again -$3.6 or -4.7% to $72.54 per barrel.  This was a short trading week due to Thanksgiving holiday on Thursday. 

  • YTD 2021 Dow is up +14.0%, S&P500 is +22.3% and the NASDAQ is +20.2%
  • In 2020 Dow was up +7.2%, S&P500 is UP+16.3% and the NASDAQ is UP +43.6%
  • In 2019 DOW was up +22.3%, S&P500 up +28.9% and NASDAQ up +35.2%
  • In 2018 the DOW was down -6.7%,  S&P500 down -7.0% and NASDAQ down -4.6%.
  • In 2017 the DOW was up 25.1%, S&P500 up 19.4% and NASDAQ up 28.2%

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