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KCM On Balance – December 2021

As we get closer to year end and well into the holiday season, continued talks of supply chain issues, potential travel woes, and overall inflation and higher gas prices are adding pressure to an already stressful time of year. There is a bright side for those staying closer to home. Many local businesses have reopened since the height of the pandemic, offering alternatives to the major retailers for consumers. Consumer spending is also on the rise and the unemployment rate is dropping significantly.

The U.S. stock market is still enjoying a surge, with the S&P 500 up almost 22% through November, fueled by robust economic activity.

We hope your holidays are filled with joy and laughter, and wish you the very best for a prosperous new year.

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