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Markets are poised for 'Santa rally' and 'January effect'

Plus: Cyber Monday becomes Cyber Week, global factory growth, CEO pay and stock performance, and financing 'The Twelve Days of Christmas'

By Jeff Benjamin

Dec 2, 2013 @ 7:33 am (Updated 10:01 am) EST

stock market, bond market, rally, santa, cyber monday, CEO, economy

Two major seasonal trends are bearing down on the market. 'Santa Claus rally' meets 'January effect'

Even after a Black Friday that started on Thursday this year, retailers are pulling out all stops for Cyber Monday. Welcome to Cyber Week

The lousy employment recovery has been no match for the boundless enthusiasm of equity investors. Shrugging off the weakest jobs recovery in seven decades

Global factory growth was up in November, but some eurozone nations are not keeping pace. Renewed downturn in France and Spain

Measuring the impact of lower CEO pay against stock performance. Stocks with a lower pay gap

Financing 'The Twelve Days of Christmas' in 2013 will cost you $27,393.17 this year, up $1.92 from last year. Maids-a-Milking for $7.25 an hour

Then, of course, there are 'The 12 vodkas of Christmas.' Carrot vodka for the reindeer in the group

  @IN Wire

Jul 23 06:32AM
The mutual fund industry has lost a voice of reason - Chuck Jaffe http://t.co/q90kn0pMkU via @MarketWatch
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Why the markets don?t care what happens in the world - Matthew Lynn's London Eye http://t.co/MUPCkIG59g via @MarketWatch

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