What does a record stock market signal for our economy?

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By: Pierre G. Villere

In late June and early July, the stock market indexes all rallied to new, all-time highs, capped off by a surging Dow Jones Industrial Index that closed at a record high on the day before Independence Day. This came about as trader sentiment, whether it is the retail day trader or the institutional investor managing billions, strengthened over what appears to be a thawing on the issues of both tariff negotiations, as well as the general trade picture.

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