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17 Dec 2015 (AFR) – Sorry investors, there really is no such thing as Father Christmas

[COMMENT: Now here’s something interesting. Some statistics about market ups and downs over the years at about Christmas time.]

(17 December 2015, AFR, p26, by Philip Baker)

‘Any investor out there hoping for a Santa Claus rally really should know better. Everybody knows there’s no such thing as Father Christmas. And – so the saying goes – when you have hope as a strategy, you have nothing. But there is a very good reason why at this time each year investors do hang out for a rally. It usually happens.’

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