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By Double Dividend StocksStock MarketsJan 03, 2021 01:12AM ET
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By Double Dividend Stocks   |  Jan 03, 2021 01:12AM ET
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Market Indexes

The S&P 500 and Dow led the way in this final week of the year, with the Russell Small caps trailing by a wide margin. There was light volume, as is usual in holiday-shortened weeks. The NASDAQ led all indexes by a wide margin in 2020, gaining 43.64%, vs. 18.34% for the Russell small caps, 16.26% for S&P 500, and 7.25% for the DOW.

“The S&P 500 climbed 16.3% to end the year at a record, while the NASDAQ Composite gained 44%, its best year since 2009. The Russell 2000 small-cap stock index has roughly doubled from its March low.” - Wall St. Journal

Market Indexes
Market Indexes

Volatility

The VIX rose 5.7% this week, ending at $22.75.

High Dividend Stocks

These high dividend stocks go ex-dividend next week: MAIN, BNS), DOC, WSR, BRX, ETH, CIO, T, UVV.

Market Breadth

24 out of 30 DOW stocks rose this week, vs. 12 last week. 96% of the S&P 500 rose, vs. 48% last week.

FOREX

The US Dollar fell vs. most major currencies in December.

USD Weekly Performance
USD Weekly Performance

Economic Reports

Pending Home sales fell-2.6% in November, following a -0.7% retreat in November. Initial claims fell from 806,000 to 787,000 in the last week of 2020. Another 308,262 applications for benefits were filed last week through a temporary federal-relief program created during the pandemic, putting the total number of new claims last week at 1.15 million. Combined claims have yet to fall below 1 million a week.

Economic Calendar
Economic Calendar

Week Ahead Highlights

The Non-Farm Payrolls Report is due out on Friday, It’ll be a data-heavy week, with several mfg. reports due out.

Next Week’s US Economic Reports

Next Week’s US Economic Reports
Next Week’s US Economic Reports

Sectors

Utilities led this week, with Energy lagging. Tech led all sectors in 2020 by a wide margin.

Sectors Weekly Performance
Sectors Weekly Performance

Futures

WTI rose 6.79% in December, ending at $48.42. .

Futures Weekly Performance
Futures Weekly Performance

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