James St. Aubin Tells MarketWatch His Take on the "January Effect"
"So much for ‘the January effect’: Here are five things that could interrupt the U.S. stock-market rally in early 2024"
U.S. stocks capped off a wild 2023 with a two-month sprint that has carried the Dow to record highs and the S&P 500 index to within a whisker of a similar milestone.
But after such a powerful advance, some portfolio managers and strategists are concerned that the market could suffer its own post-New Year's Eve hangover once the calendar turns to January 2024.
Instead of providing a tailwind for the market, several who spoke with MarketWatch worried that the "January effect" might work in reverse as investors scramble to lock in gains after the S&P 500 rose 24% in 2023, according to FactSet data.VIEW HERE
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