kookaburra - I expect the sp rise to be anything but slow and steady, just like the bashers/depressives swift, jail, goof and the entire band of clowns assume.  In recent years the 4 or 5 weeks straddling the transition from one year to the next have been very rewarding to shareholders for several reasons.  I believe that factors during the period that straddles 2012 and 2013 will be even more powerful and those seasonal gains larger.  Here is what I mean re. share price movement during these critical but brief periods:

 

Dec. 28, 2010 (.40) to Feb. 3, 2011 (.68) = 70% gain

Dec. 13, 2011 (.39) to Feb. 3, 2012 ($1.14) = 192% gain