Hope everyone had a great weekend and some time away from the trading screens! Before we get started, I have to admit it feels weird writing a Market Prep Blog knowing I won't be trading much for the rest of the year, but here we are. In fact, the central theme for this week's post is precisely why I don't plan to be trading much: The final 10 days of the trading year suck. I know I know, you're probably thinking "But Horse what about the Santa Rally?!" I have bad news for you--The Santa Rally is kinda bullshit. It's an outdated premise, honestly.