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History suggests the stock market is poised for a big turkey bump

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November marks the beginning of the best six months of the year for stocks. Maybe it's the carb-induced food coma or investors feeling too complacent to hit the sell button around the holidays, but November, and in particular the Thanksgiving week, have traditionally been good to investors. "Trading around Thanksgiving has a bullish tendency perhaps buoyed by the' holiday spirit,'" wrote Jeff Hirsch, editor of the Stock Trader's Almanac, on his blog.

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