If you are following the Fecal Cliff debacle, you are likely aware that the Senate version has been sent to the House but the House may not pass it. If you are not following the Fecal Cliff debacle, good. It is a disheartening display of how awful our government is.
Anyway, should we continue to slide down this cliff, I expect that the opening day of 2013 will not be pretty. It might be handy to have some stocks in mind that recently surged but are in long-term downtrends.