Santoli's Thursday market notes: The S&P 500 holds near 4,800 as the 'wall of worry' stays intact

A trader in a face mask works on the trading floor at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) as the Omicron coronavirus variant continues to spread in Manhattan, New York City, U.S., December 20, 2021.

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This is the daily notebook of Mike Santoli, CNBC’s senior markets commentator, with ideas about trends, stocks and market statistics.

  • There are no market-wide drivers aside from a seasonal inter-holiday mild upward drift in the indexes.