The Charging Bull near Wall Street is pictured in New York.
Carlo Allegri | Reuters
Stocks have had a bang-up year so far, and they’re heading straight into the month that is often the best of all.
Stocks, however, were lower Friday in sluggish trading after the Thanksgiving holiday. Through Wednesday, the Dow, Nasdaq and S&P 500 had all popped to new record highs, with consumer discretionary and tech names leading the market higher this past week. The Russell 2000 is not yet back to its highs, but it…