For every seller there must be a buyer Carol__I don't expect you to comprehend that but it's "how things are."Maybe someone who knows more about the stock market than me can say if this is good news or not.
"While investors may be selling stocks to avoid higher taxes in 2013, companies may continue to announce special and accelerated dividend payments before year end.
"To be sure, the big sell-off in stocks following the November 6 election was likely related to tax selling, making it hard to judge how much more is to come."
Note that the stock market is hovering steady at right around 13K?
That means that for investors__there is certainty that the elected are working on the problem and will either solve it, extend it or let it go off the cliff. Investors love certainty.
Early dividend payments equal earlier tax collections__maybe a good thing.