However, growth has been uneven in the U.S. this year, with the economy expanding 2% in the third quarter, down from 3.9% in the second quarter and up from 0.6% in the first three months.

“The worry of the week is, of course, China with a little North Korea thrown in there. These China worries have been ongoing since the last meltdown in August and are certainly one of the main reasons (according to many) why the major indices have been limping along. However, there must be more to it than just China. I’m not here to speculate as to why the market does this or that, just tell you up or down and how big,” adds See It Market.

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