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December 1, 2017

Expect stocks to stage a Santa Claus rally

  • There are some warning signs and reasons for concern, but analysts have some solid reasons to think December 2017 will be pretty good, too.
  • By MARLEY JAY
    AP Markets Writer

    NEW YORK — Is Santa Claus coming to town? Wall Street thinks — so even though stocks have already exceeded most expectations this year.

    December on average is the best month for stocks. Investors call the gains a Santa Claus rally: a late-year boost that helps the markets end on a high note. Although there are some warning signs and reasons for concern, analysts have some solid reasons to think December 2017 will be pretty good, too.


     
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