Economic Mood Turns Hopeful, Large Caps Up 4% for the Week

While there were few economic reports in the business week ending July 24, most of the news was good. The Index of Leading Economic Indicators and existing home sales both rose for the third straight month. For the week, the S&P 500 Index rose 4.1%, bringing the year-to-date total return to positive double-digits: +10.0%.

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