Need to Know: Investor greed isn’t a threat to this bull market — yet

If you’re wondering what keeps driving this market onward to fresh highs and past one potential black/gray swan after another, there are a couple of likely contenders.

Here’s how one analyst sums up the recent action, as the Dow DJIA, +0.18% revs up to try to score its 21st record close of the year:

“With the bulk of the 2016 risk events out of the way, there is a feeling of positivity spreading through the markets, as investors look forward to a potential Santa rally,” says IG market analyst Joshua Mahoney.

But if you prefer to snarl like a Grinch at such holiday cheer, then check out our chart of the day, which shows another human emotion could be pushing equities along.

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