The abbreviated trading week was relatively quiet except for a brief increase in volatility early on Tuesday after news surfaced that a Russian fighter jet had been shot down by the Turkish military. However, stocks quickly recovered by the end of the day. The market has struggled to continue the rally that began on November 16th. There continues to be significant resistance between 2120 and 2135, a range that represents highs made earlier in 2015. If the SPX is able to break above 2097, we may see another attempt to push above the that resistance zone before the end of the year. If unsuccessful, there appears to be reasonable support around 2020. The SPX opened Monday at 2,089.41 and closed Friday at 2,090.11, up just 0.70 or 0.03% for the week.