U.S. Stocks Set to Record Biggest Monthly Gains of the Year

The U.S. stock market is poised to achieve its most substantial month of gains in 2021, although trading has dipped slightly from earlier highs. As of the final hour of trade, the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) is up approximately 80 points or 0.2%, hovering around 35,499. While this is slightly lower than the session’s peak of 35,579.13, it remains a positive trend. The S&P 500 index (SPX) shows a modest increase of 0.1%, while the Nasdaq Composite Index has experienced a marginal gain of less than 0.1%, as reported by FactSet.

November Rally Fueled by Decreasing Interest Rates

One of the primary driving forces behind the November rally has been the decline in interest rates, which directly impacts economic financing. The 10-year Treasury yield (TMUBMUSD10Y) has dropped by an impressive 7 basis points and currently stands at 4.27% on Wednesday. This achievement is even more notable considering that in October, the yield briefly exceeded 5%. This significant downturn in yields can be attributed to optimism surrounding the Federal Reserve’s potential decision to conclude interest rate hikes during this economic cycle. Moreover, indications suggest that rate cuts may be implemented next year.

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