There are five reasons to expect a higher S&P although Monday will likely be down...: From the 17th through December 7th the S&P is likely to rise. Next week is OPEX week for November: The Thanksgiving Bullish Effect begins this week. It runs from 2 days before the holiday to early December. The EOM (end-of-month) bullish period runs from late November through the first week in December, up 67% of the time. This time interval is a positive part of the 13 year cycle. It is bullish, up 12 (92.3%) of 13 times (53.8% expected) since 1885.