December is traditionally a profitable month for investors. Since 1945, it's been the Standard and Poor 500 index's best month, with an average gain of 1.7 percent while going positive 77 percent of the time.
But could this year be different? With worries over Europe's debt, the effect of the Fed's easing policy and general concerns over the health of the global economy, are investors hoping for a lucrative Christmas being set up for disappointment?
Do you believe in a 'Santa Claus rally', or a 'Santa Selloff'? Tell us what you think in the poll below.