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2016 was a surprisingly good year for the markets, driven by rising commodity prices and hopes of higher interest rates. John Stepek asks if these trends will continue this year.
In 2016, conventional wisdom went out the window. Experts were confounded at every turn. Sometimes, says John Stepek, it pays to be a contrarian.