Santa Claus rally

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Santa Claus Rally

Seasonal rise in stock prices in the last week of the calendar year, between Christmas and New Year's Day.

Year-End Rally

A rise in stock prices that sometimes occurs on the trading days between Christmas and New Year's Day, occasionally extending into the first few trading days of January. Year-end rallies are thought to occur in anticipation of the January effect, which is a rise in demand for stocks resulting from the increased liquidity among investors who closed positions prior to the end of the year for tax purposes. A year-end rally is also called a Santa Claus rally.

Santa Claus rally

A rise in security prices that occurs during the last week of the calendar year and during the first few days of the new year. Also called year-end rally.
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The market experienced a trifecta, beginning with the Santa Claus rally during the seven-day stretch that ended Jan.
This uptrend may further strengthen market tendency to rally toward the end of the year as shown by historical statistics where the so-called Santa Claus rally has always occurred 80 percent of the time in the last 10 years with an average gain of 2 percent.
Pak Equities extended on gains seen yesterday with the recovery spawning a new set of legs as investors lined up for the Santa Claus rally.
I expect the Santa Claus rally to carry on for the weeks ahead given no negative surprises.
In a blog post earlier this month, Brad McMillan of Commonwealth Financial Network noted that the S&P was already up more than 3% in the month and near its all-time high, writing that "the post-election rally has morphed into a Santa Claus rally without missing a beat.
After two incredible years for US equities, I remain cautious after the most frenzied Santa Claus rally of my life.
The reason that the end of the year numbers look better than the rest is in large part down to December -- the Santa Claus rally.
Unless there is a sea-change in sentiment over the course of the next two trading sessions, it looks as if we'll be able to say there was indeed a Santa Claus rally.
A SEASONAL Santa Claus rally looks on the cards after the FTSE 100 hit a new four-year high last night.
Also how real this Santa Claus rally in the United States is,'' he said.

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