It appears the S&P 500 had its best January in over 30 years.
Unfortunately, January might only look good compared to other Januarys. For the past twelve months, the performance is not all that inspiring. Even though the S&P 500 is only down marginally during that time period, it is still quite a bit lower than its mid October high.
Now I see that its performance is dependent on how the Patriots do in the Super Bowl?