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When profits boom like they did in 2021, the stock market usually does well in the following year

A Wall Street subway station near the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York, on Monday, Jan. 3, 2022.
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Corporate earnings grew at an unprecedented pace in 2021, and in years with big profit gains, both the stock market and earnings do well in the following year historically.

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