During a shortened Thanksgiving week, durable goods orders came in stronger than expected, which buoyed hopes for business capex spending. In real estate, home prices and existing home sales both showed continued growth.
Stock markets in the U.S. ended with positive returns again, with several all-time highs reached in a variety of both large- and small-cap indexes. Bonds were mixed as interest rates ticked upward a bit, but at a slower pace than prior weeks. Commodities were slightly higher as industrial metals experienced gains, but oil declined slightly.Read Entire Article Here