Poll: Which sector will go from naughty to nice?

Kerry Nistel
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Kerry Nistel

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?

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