For kids it’s usually toys that they ask from Santa Claus but for us stock market players, it’s the Santa Claus rally that most of us ask for. For those who do not know, the Santa Claus rally is the rise in stock prices in the month of December and is usually seen on December 26 to December 31 in most stock markets worldwide. This usually takes place before the “January Effect“. However, it doesn’t happen at the exact dates mentioned but yes, it usually takes place after Christmas day and before New Year’s eve. The usual factors behind the Santa Claus Rally phenomenon includes people trying to complete trades and make adjustments to estimate their taxes for the year, happiness around Wall Street that triggers buying, injection of additional funds into the market including people who are investing their Christmas bonuses and the fact that the pessimists are usually on vacation this week to gain some positivity and good vibes (agree?! lol). This year, it looks like the Santa Claus rally hasstarted early and could continue until next week but there are also chances it wouldn’t. Anyway, let’s wish for the best and hope that we get what we ask from Santa. Above all, this time shouldn’t be given to trading and working since it’s the time to have fun, celebrate the time with our love ones and be thankful of what we have. Let’s share the blessings, cheers and peace to everyone! Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas!