Sing all the carols you want and proclaim your love for Santa Baby, but do you know which sectors will receive gifts this Christmas season?
This year has been a somewhat forgettable one for investors with most major markets ending flat amid a slowdown in China and a slump in commodity markets.
The U.S. Federal Reserve finally raised interest rates last week, signaling to markets that the U.S. economy was expanding at a moderate pace. However the long-anticipated liftoff also sent oil prices plummeting to levels last seen during the peak of the financial crisis of 2008.
Goldman Sachs expects oil prices to drop even further to $20 per barrel levels as OPEC holds production levels steady.
Sector picking can be tricky given that most have been a mixed bag. One example would be the global auto sector, which is seeing strength as the U.S. auto sales could break the record of 17.35 million vehicles sold in a year, and then there's German automaker Volkswagen facing cripplingly-expensive product recalls across Europe, the U.S. and even South Korea.
Despite all the noise in the markets, a CNBC November Trader Poll asked readers if there will be a Santa Claus rally. The majority (52 percent) voted "Yes, Santa Baby!" while 23 percent expect the year end to come with a volatile sleigh ride.
In this week's "Trader Poll," we want to find out from you which sectors will go from naughty to nice on Santa's list?