Stocks have been getting pummeled lately but they could recover some of those losses over the next month, if market history is any indication.
Not every holiday season is good for stocks, however. During the financial crisis, the Dow fell 2.96 percent between Thanksgiving and Christmas Eve. It also fell 1.47 percent during those days in 2015. The S&P 500, Nasdaq and Russell 2000 also fell in 2008 and 2015 during those days.
And if this recent correction is a sign of a bigger economic slowdown, historical evidence of a Santa Claus rally won’t matter.