The time between Thanksgiving and Christmas are usually the busiest time for everyone. From shoppers to retail stores nationwide and everyone inbetween. It normally starts with the biggest shopping day of the year – Black Friday – and ends late on Christmas Eve. Even with our economy not being the greatest right now, holiday spending during the Christmas season is expected to rise for both average shoppers and retail sales this year.
There are several great facts out there about the Christmas economy, such as facts on fake Christmas trees versus a real Christmas tree, the average amount a person spends on the decorations, fuel and energy costs, and much more. The Online Trading Academy has created an infographic about the Christmas Economy with facts on holiday spending. Take a look below at some fascinating facts on top gift ideas, traditional behaviors when it comes to spending, and the top holiday stock picks from the pros.