Stocks posted five straight weeks of gains in the month of November as the 10-year treasury yield retreated from the 5% mark. The 9.1% advance in the S&P 500 added to the streak of positive Novembers as now 11 out of the past 12 Novembers produced positive results. Economic data and a warning from retailers played into the narrative that the Federal Reserve’s rate hikes are impacting inflation.