In this video Jeffrey A. Hirsch, editor-in-chief of the Stock Trader's Almanac, discusses the January effect. The January effect is the observed phenomenon that since 1925, small stocks have outperformed the broader market in the month of January. Read the related article.
The Best Six Months is basically the flipside of the old "sell in May and go away" adage.
Technical analysis is a method of evaluating market activity, such as past prices and volume, to help identify patterns or events that can help suggest future activity. Learn how to access, select, and apply technical patterns and events to a chart.
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Technical analysis focuses on market action — specifically, volume and price. Technical analysis is only one approach to analyzing stocks. When considering which stocks to buy or sell, you should use the approach that you're most comfortable with. As with all your investments, you must make your own determination as to whether an investment in any particular security or securities is right for you based on your investment objectives, risk tolerance, and financial situation. Past performance is no guarantee of future results.