Everyone on WallStreet has been fore-telling the grand "Santa Clause" rally. The one that will ensure huge bonuses and after work lapdances. That rally seemed to be in jeopardy to start the week, as the market battled with the 1200 mark on the S&P. But three days later, the S&P has surged more then 4% from its Monday lows, and now sits above the 200 day moving average. A great sign for those looking for a continued move higher over the next few days.
Well, one could argue that the data coming out for the US economy continues to be somewhat promising. I actually think it doesn't mean anything. Folks will continue to shrug off the numbers and push the tape higher. It will only provide a better opportunity to go short sometime in 2012. For now, follow the big boys and look at some of the plays that have been beaten down on the Europe worries as well as those looking to break into new all-time high levels.
Plays I like into next week are Visa(V), Mastercard(MA), Priceline(PCLN), Caterpiller(CAT), Google(GOOG),Amazon(AMZN), and NKE(Nike).