In the last full trading week of 2016, domestic markets were relatively quiet, with many people out of the office for the holidays.  Nonetheless, all three major domestic indexes ended the week in positive territory.  The S&P 500 was up 0.25%, the Dow gained 0.46%, and the NASDAQ added 0.47%.  International equities in the MSCI EAFE were also up, increasing by 0.36%. The Dow continued to flirt with surpassing the 20,000 mark for the first time – reaching within fewer than 13 points at its highest trading point on Wednesday, December 20- before closing at 19,933.81 for the week.

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