The day before Christmas has brought us a modest "Santa Claus Rally" in the form of the Dow Jones Industrial Average closing up 54 points and hitting an inter-day high for the year. A pleasant place to be when contrasted with the same time last year: 2000 points below where we are today and facing the then very real possibility of serious financial collapse.

There is much to be thankful for this year and I hope you enjoy a relaxing holiday weekend. Our blog is taking a few days off and will return on Monday 12/28.

George T. Conboy

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