Throughout the history of the Stock Trader’s Almanac the stock market’s performance has been examined on a yearly, monthly, weekly, daily, and half-hourly basis to uncover trends and tendencies. Nearly a half century’s worth of research has confirmed time and time again that the beginning, ending, and middle of months, weeks, and days have significance. Read the related article.
The Best Six Months is basically the flipside of the old adage, "Sell in May and go away."
As January goes, so goes the year
January also marks the occurrence of a large number of seasonal indicators. For example, Day Two marks the end of the “Santa Claus Rally” and the “First Five Days” offers a first glimpse of the trading environment for the coming year.
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