Here’s where you saw strong gains

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Overall, November delivered some significant gains for stock market investors, with the U.S. markets leading the way. While the iShares MSCI Canada Equity ETF (symbol EWC) gained 2.6% and the Vanguard Total World Stocks ETF (symbol VT), 3.7%, the Vanguard S&P 500 (symbol VOO) rose 4.6%. Still, the main story for ETF investors was the jump in U.S. health-care stocks following some positive comments made by U.S. politicians. The SPDR US Healthcare Equipment ETF (symbol XHE) gained 10.8% in the month while the Vanguard US Healthcare ETF (symbol VHT) gained 9.1%. On the other end of the spectrum, there were poor monthly performances for Chilean and marijuana stocks. The iShares Chile ETF (symbol ECH) was down by 16.7% as street demonstrations in the country’s capital unnerved investors. Similarly, poor quarterly results from weed producers caused further price declines among the marijuana stocks. Investors in the Horizons Marijuana ETF (symbol HMMJ) suffered a 16.9% price drop. On other global markets, fixed-income returns as measured by the Vanguard International Bond ETF (symbol BNDX) were flat, while real estate as measured by the iShares Global REIT…

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