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Wall St Week Ahead: Stocks approach historically strong period but Fed taper looms

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By Lewis Krauskopf NEW YORK (Reuters) – Investors are weighing whether momentum from the stock market’s record-breaking rally will continue in the last two months of 2021, a traditionally strong calendar period for equities but a stretch that may carry more risks than usual this year. The S&P 500 has rallied 22.6% year-to-date, its best January-through-October performance since 2013, and November and December tend to be among the strongest months for stocks. This time around, however, the year-end period may have more than its usual share of pitfalls, as investors brace for the looming unwind …

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