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The Markets (as of market close December 22, 2017)
Last week saw moderate trading and lukewarm gains. The small caps of the Russell 2000 outperformed the Dow and S&P 500, while the Global Dow posted the highest gains last week. Rising energy shares helped push the S&P 500, as oil prices continued to expand. The tax code overhaul didn't seem to impact equities, at least not in the immediate aftermath of the passage of the landmark legislation. Meanwhile, long-term bond prices fell, pushing yields higher. The yield on 10-year Treasuries eclipsed its 2016 year-end closing yield heading into the last week of 2017.
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