As of late, market volatility has continued to persist.
The oil market has been suffering. Some energy stocks and bonds have not been doing so well lately. There's has also been some company specific drama, for instance, Nissan and GE have been in the news.
In our view, the markets are starting to shift focus more now on retail sales and the U.S. consumer as we're entering the month of December.
A lot of investors are focused on today, with Black Friday.
Some have projected that retail sales over the holiday period are going to be up about 5% from this year to last.
Generally speaking, I think if the markets are going to have a solid footing going into the holiday season from the U.S. consumer, we may start to see a shift in sentiment and the markets may start to perform a little bit better.
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