Monday, December 22, 2014

Just when the bears were dreaming of huge profits from the misery of the pension fund holders, retirees and ordinary investors, they lost sight of the

SANTA CLAUS RALLY, a seasonal tendency in stock markets

http://www.investopedia.com/terms/s/santaclauseffect.asp

DEFINITION of 'Santa Claus Rally'

A surge in the price of stocks that often occurs in the week between Christmas and New Year's Day. There are numerous explanations for the Santa Claus Rally phenomenon, including tax considerations, happiness around Wall Street, people investing their Christmas bonuses and the fact that the pessimists are usually on vacation this week.

INVESTOPEDIA EXPLAINS 'Santa Claus Rally'

Many consider the Santa Claus rally to be a result of people buying stocks in anticipation of the rise in stock prices during the month of January, otherwise known as the January effect.


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