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Halftime Report, Friday December 4: Bullish

|Includes: SPDR Dow Jones Industrial Average ETF (DIA), IWM, QQQ, SPY, XLF

 Stocks are rallying hard across the board today on some positive economic reports. The Employment Situation Report came in much better than expected and Factory Orders was in line with expectations. The Nasdaq (QQQQ), financials (NYSEARCA:XLF) and Russell 2000 (NYSEARCA:IWM) are leading the markets higher today up 1.3%, 1.8%, and 2.65% respectively. The S&P (NYSEARCA:SPY) is up about 1.2%, and the Dow Jones Industrial Average (NYSEARCA:DIA) is showing relative weakness today as it is only up fractionally. As I look over the numbers once more (they are changing quickly at the moment) prices seem to be dropping at this point.

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