NEW YORK (
TheStreet) -- Cyclical stocks linked to consumer spending are leading the market higher, which bodes well for further gains in U.S. equities.
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XLY data by YCharts Consumer stocks were aided this week by a report that the U.S. consumer-confidence figure improved unexpectedly, reaching its highest level since October 2007. The Conference Board said on Tuesday that its index of consumer confidence rose to 92.4 in August from a reading of 90.3 in July. >>Read More: It’s No Coincidence – Stocks and Car Sales Are Both Frothy
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