Dow Diary: This Is Shaping Up to Be One Sweet Hanukkah

Dear Diary,

Happy Hanukkah! I forgot to mention it yesterday, because I was too excited about my enormous victory. Not that it matters a whole lot, because technically Hanukkah hadn’t started yet, because it starts at night, and it was still daytime, and so technically it’s the first day of Hanukkah, so I’m not really late to do some well-wishing. (Okay, I’m being pedantic and really I feel guilty about being so self-absorbed yesterday, but I can’t help it.)

So you might’ve thought I would follow up yesterday’s massive gains with another triple-digit climb higher. Tack on another 107 points. Well, you’d be right. I’m off to a great start this holiday season.

I was especially excited to see Bank of America gain some ground after being pushed around by that rascal Julian Assange yesterday. JPMorgan Chase got a bump too, thanks in part to a positive report on the financial-services industry by Goldman Sachs. Add an impressive 10 percent increase in pending home sales and I’m all smiles.

There’s a chance the economy is getting better! Show me the gelt!

See you tomorrow,

The Dow Jones Industrial Average

Dow Diary: This Is Shaping Up to Be One Sweet Hanukkah