The S&P 500 jumped 1.8% in the first five trading days of the year, so legend tells us 2012...

|By:, SA News Editor

The S&P 500 jumped 1.8% in the first five trading days of the year, so legend tells us 2012 will be a positive year for stocks. The market has never fallen in a year when the first five days added 1.8% or more, and most of those gains were strong - if any real conclusions can be made from an event that's happened only 17 times in history.