Despite escalating trade tensions and slowing growth around the globe, the U.S. stock market just had its best first half of the year since 1997.
The S&P 500 has risen 17 percent since the start of the year, the biggest gain for the first six months of the year in over two decades. The broad index of stocks saw its best June since 1955.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average rallied 7.2 percent in June, its best June since 1938, when it rose 24.3 percent. – READ MORE