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December is Usually Good for Stocks

Posted By Barry Ritholtz On December 3, 2012 @ 12:00 pm In Markets,Trading | Comments Disabled

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Source: Bianco Research

 

 

The chart above shows a composite of market returns by month since 1981.

This is merely a rough overview, and does not have much in the way of predictive value. What we can say is that on average, December has been a pretty good month for equities the past few decades.

Some folks disagree that this December is going to continue that tendency. Se e.g., MarketBeat: December Rally No Sure Thing [2].

 


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