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Back to the Future: Market Sell-Off, Common Prosperity and Xi Jinping

Markets got off to a rocky start this week as we witnessed significant declines across all major indices and all 11 sectors of the S&P 500 on Monday, September 20 (See Figures Below). The sell-off was prompted by worries of contagion fears over China’s real estate sector and persistent efforts by the government to increase regulatory pressure on various sectors of the economy.

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A Renewed Confidence

In August, all three major averages notched new record highs. Investors scaled the wall of worry along the way, choosing to focus on a continued accommodative Federal Reserve and expectations that it would remain so into the foreseeable future. The major averages have recorded year-to-date gains of 21.57% for the S&P 500, 18.94% for the NASDAQ Composite and 17.04% for the Dow Jones Industrial Average.

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Outlook 2021: Setting the Stage

Reflecting on market action during the first month of the new year is a method used by MCF Capital Management to develop an outlook for the entire year. January witnessed several interesting market events forming our cautious yet optimistic view of 2021.

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