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Trio of Indicators Set to Give Wall Street Clues on 2022 Returns

  • First trading days of new year may help guide 2022 performance
  • S&P 500 briefly eclipses closing record in Monday trading
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As goes January, so goes the year.

That’s the theory of a phenomenon known as the “January Barometer,” which suggests that if the stock market rises during the first month of the year, further gains may be in store for the next 11 months. Since 1950, the so-called January Barometer has been right 84.5% of the time, according to the Stock Trader’s Almanac.