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Economic Comment and Market Outlook
A flurry of superlative second quarter earnings reports has just completed the most recent chapter of
the US equity market’s advance in 2021. Supported by an adaptable, resilient private sector and copious
fiscal and monetary stimulus, profits have rebounded rapidly from the initial pandemic impacts and
spurred additional stock price increases. Through the end of July, the S&P 500 provided a total return
of 18% in the year-to-date period, following a similarly-sized gain for all of last year.
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