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Good News in Stocks, Retail, and Trade

Paul Farrell

Not surprisingly, the index is starting to look a little stretched in recent sessions, and with it has come a quite violent dispersion in sector performance. The former has also been destabilized by talk of Medicare for All in the “pre-primary promise” season, which has led to a surprisingly swift decline given the overall environment, taking the sector’s relative performance down to a six-year low against the SPX index. April 18: The economy is doing just fine, according to recent earnings reports out of some of the nation’s largest banks.