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The sleigh is loaded up for a Santa rally

Plus: Hedge funds short gold, bonds embrace Fed taper, Obamacare hits the family budget hard, a case for reverse mortgages, and holiday tipping tips

Dec 23, 2013 @ 7:48 am

By Jeff Benjamin

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  • Stock futures are merrily riding on a Santa rally. Potential 1% spike at the opening bell

  • Hedge funds were ahead of the curve on gold's decline and are still cutting exposure to the precious metal. Short positions rise

  • The bond market sees the silver lining around the Fed's taper decision. Fixed income gets more appealing, not less

  • Beyond the website problems, Obamacare now looks like a wet blanket on the economy. Family budget hit in the solar plexus

  • Making the case for a reverse mortgage, sometimes. ”The stigma product”

  • The latest rules for holiday tipping. $25 to $50 for the personal trainer

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