NewsWatch: Dow industrials post best annual gain in 3 years


U.S. stocks were slightly lower in the final trading day of the year on Friday, as investors took profits from some of 2016’s most highflying sectors, although major indexes remained on track to close up for the year, with the Dow posting its best annual performance in three years. See full story.

This is why stocks look set to fall as 2017 arrives

It’s the last trading day of 2016, and the wild year is going out with a few more fireworks. “Trump trades” are fizzling, and our call of the day gives one key reason why stocks will retreat as the new year kicks off.

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