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Daily market snapshot

Markets pared back early losses after strong employment data – While a healthy labor market is undeniably favorable for the economy, Friday's initial market reaction to a better-than-expected November employment report underscores the market's ongoing sensitivity to any trends that would require the Fed to maintain its aggressive inflation-fighting stance. Stocks pared back early losses as investors looked past Friday's jobs data and finished with major indexes mixed, giving back some of the midweek gains that came from optimism around potential smaller rate hikes ahead. Bonds moved in a similar fashion, with yields rising initially but ending the day lower.  Defensives like the consumer staples and health care sectors led today, while higher interest rates are weighing on growth and technology investments, indicating a generally cautious tone to the end of the week.

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Weekly market wrap

The recovery in financial markets has gained steam as we navigate the final stretch of the year. Global equities recorded their first back-to-back monthly gains in over a year, and investment-grade bonds posted their biggest monthly gain since 2008, a reminder of the importance of maintaining a disciplined investment approach in times of uncertainty1.

Source: 1. Bloomberg, Edward Jones

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Our market pulse at your fingertips

Market volatility is normal, yet unpredictable and emotional. While we can’t control the market, we can control our reactions to it. We’re committed to keeping you in the know about the latest market and economic developments.

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Quarterly market outlook

The Quarterly Market Outlook offers our perspective on recent activity in the capital markets. The Edward Jones Investment Policy Committee offers its viewpoints on the U.S. economy, stocks, the bond market, international markets and asset classes, as well as a special topic of interest to investors each quarter.

These aren’t short-term predictions. Rather, this is Edward Jones’ perspective on market and economic topics, designed to help you make decisions affecting your long-term financial strategy. As you read through each topic, you'll find specific actions you can discuss with your financial advisor.

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