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The stock market and its recent performance

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The stock market, as represented by the S&P 500 index, has been on a rollercoaster ride over the past year. In February 2020, the index reached an all-time high of 3386 points, but then the COVID-19 pandemic caused a sharp decline, with the index dropping to a low of 2191 points in March. However, since then, the stock market has been on an upward trend, driven by a combination of factors including progress in vaccine development and distribution, low interest rates, and economic stimulus.

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As of January 2021, the S&P 500 index is at a level of around 3700 points, which is still below the pre-pandemic high but represents a significant recovery from the March low.

Looking forward, the stock market outlook over the next 3 years is uncertain. The ongoing pandemic and its economic impacts, as well as the outcome of the US Presidential elections have a lot of influence on the stock market’s performance. Moreover, the rising interest rates and inflationary pressures can also have a negative impact on the stock market. However, a potential for economic growth and recovery, as well as continued monetary and fiscal stimulus, could provide a tailwind for the stock market.

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