Market Thoughts for December 2017

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Brad McMillan, Commonwealth’s CIO, recaps a month of good news for the markets. In November, U.S. financial markets were up across the board, and developed markets rose substantially. Hiring continued to do well, personal income grew, and consumer confidence rose to the highest level in 17 years. Plus, business confidence improved more than expected, and business spending was up. Given all of these positives, do we need to worry about political uncertainty in Washington, including the debt ceiling? Stay tuned to find out. Follow Brad at