Is Santa Claus Coming To Town?

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snarlyjack
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Is Santa Claus Coming To Town?

Post by snarlyjack » Sun Dec 10, 2017 11:24 pm

Is Santa coming to market town this year?
I remember last year it was kind of shaky.
Are we going to end 2017 on a up note?

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Re: Is Santa Claus Coming To Town?

Post by FiveK » Mon Dec 11, 2017 12:31 am

Have you been naughty or nice?

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Re: Is Santa Claus Coming To Town?

Post by Dead Man Walking » Mon Dec 11, 2017 12:42 am

As long as the Congress keeps promising a tax cut, the optimism for the markets will continue. When the tax bill passes, it may take months for the tax lawyers and accountants to determine the affect it will have on businesses and individuals. Better bake some cookies for Santa. Merry Christmas!

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Re: Is Santa Claus Coming To Town?

Post by Dale_G » Mon Dec 11, 2017 12:54 am

I'd say Santa has already been here this year.

But: I don't personally know Santa - and I am always wary of strangers bearing gifts.
On the other hand: I never look a gift horse in the mouth.

Cheers,

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Re: Is Santa Claus Coming To Town?

Post by JoMoney » Mon Dec 11, 2017 6:26 am

Given the year to date performance, it would take a really large and abrupt drop to not end positive for the year.
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Re: Is Santa Claus Coming To Town?

Post by oldcomputerguy » Mon Dec 11, 2017 6:31 am

Who knows? My crystal ball is broken.
It’s taken me a lot of years, but I’ve come around to this: If you’re dumb, surround yourself with smart people. And if you’re smart, surround yourself with smart people who disagree with you.

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Re: Is Santa Claus Coming To Town?

Post by bengal22 » Mon Dec 11, 2017 8:21 am

When you "hold the course" Santa comes every year.
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Re: Is Santa Claus Coming To Town?

Post by JoMoney » Mon Dec 11, 2017 10:39 am

According to this MarketWatch article, https://www.marketwatch.com/story/globa ... 2017-12-08
...World stocks, as measured by the MSCI AC World Index, have risen every month this year so far. In fact, they haven’t had a down month since October 2016. If they were to close out December in the green, that would represent the first year ever without a single monthly decline, as noted by Jeffrey Kleintop, chief global investment strategist at Charles Schwab.
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Re: Is Santa Claus Coming To Town?

Post by mega317 » Mon Dec 11, 2017 1:04 pm

Who cares? If I was worried about prices in the next 3 weeks I wouldn't be invested in stocks.

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Re: Is Santa Claus Coming To Town?

Post by 3funder » Mon Dec 11, 2017 2:54 pm

When you max out your tax-advantaged accounts, Santa Clause is always staying at the Courtyard by Marriott down the street. :moneybag

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