During that time of year when all through the house… not a creature is stirring, not even a mouse… the stock market sometimes takes a nice little sleigh ride—upward. It is a phenomenon known as the Santa Claus rally. But just what is it, really? The term “Santa Claus rally” describes a sustained increase in the stock market that may typically occur in the last week of December through the first two trading days in January. There are numerous explanations for the causes of a Santa Claus rally including tax strategies, a general feeling of optimism and happiness on Wall Street, and the investing of year-end bonuses. Whatever the reason, we’ll give you the statistics on how the Santa Claus rally has fared over the years, and it may shock you! Then Medicare and Health insurance specialist Shelley Grandidge joins us. A fun and fact-filled show today that you don’t want to miss…MASTERING MONEY is on the air!!