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Chances are the U.S. stock market will be higher by year-end, but there’s a catch

Mark Hulbert
Chances are the U.S. stock market will be higher by year-end, but there’s a catch

MARK HULBERT CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (MarketWatch) — There’s a two-out-of-three chance that, on Dec. 31, the stock market will be higher than it is today. That certainly appears to be good news, since the Dow Jones Industrials Average (DJIA) is already sitting on a year-to-date gain of more than 15% (assuming dividends were reinvested).