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Eight Things to Watch in Markets in 2018

The Wall Street Journal’s Heard on the Street team evaluates the year ahead in markets. Here’s what you should watch:

WAGES

Will wages finally take off in 2018? As of November, average hourly earnings were up just 2.5% on the year—surprisingly low with the unemployment rate at just 4.1%. No matter what, the Federal Reserve will keep raising rates if unemployment drops further, but faster wage growth would add urgency to exercise.


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