December: A Time For Gifts And Stock Gains

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December 03, 2013 AT 7:46 AM
December is not just about the start of winter, buying gifts and spending time with loved ones. Historically, it's also a good time to be in the stock market and make some money. When it comes to stock market seasonality, December ranks right up near the top. It's the No. 1-performing month for the Dow Jones industrial average over the past 100 years, posting average gains of 1.4% and finishing up 73% of the time, according to Bespoke Investment Group. While the last month ranks fourth in performance in the past 20 years, the Dow has finished in the black in December the past four years.