Ritu also provides a review of market trends in November as global equities continued to advance, at least in dollar terms. The US was the top performer driven by growing expectations that tax reforms will be passed. Japan also had another strong month.
Technology stocks sold off towards the end of November as investors took profits, however, tech remains the leading sector year-to-date.
Elsewhere, oil established a new trading range above $60 per barrel, while in the currency markets, the dollar weakened against the majors as the euro and sterling strengthened.
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