Posts Tagged '$SPY'

Almanac Update May 2018: Start of “Worst Six Months” for DJIA and S&P 500

May officially marks the beginning of the “Worst Six Months” for the DJIA and S&P. To wit: “Sell in May and go away.” May has been a tricky month over the years, a well-deserved reputation following the May 6, 2010 “flash crash”. It used to be part of the “May/June disaster area.” From 1965 to 1984 the S&P 500 was down during May fifteen out of twenty times. Then from 1985 through 1997 May was the best month, gaining ground ...

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Market Outlook May 2018: Worst Six Months, Crueler In Midterm Years, Begins

As the market is finally making a rally attempt at the end of April, the last month of the Best Six Months” we are obligated to remind you that the “Worst Six Months” are now upon us, and as we pointed out last month this bearish seasonal stretch has been more pronounced in midterm years.

For the near term over the next several weeks the rally may have some legs. But as we get into the summer doldrums ...

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Seasonal Research April 2018: April’s Option Expiration Week Historically Bullish

April option expiration is generally bullish across the board with solid gains on the last day of the week, the entire week and the week after. Since 1982, DJIA and S&P 500 have both advanced 23 times in 36 years on expiration day with an average gain of just under 0.2%. Expiration week as a whole has a slightly more bullish track record over the past 36 years to expiration day. Average weekly gains are 1% or better for S&P ...

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Seasonal Research March 2018: First Trading Day of Q2 DJIA and S&P 500 Advance 75.0% of the Time

 

According to the Stock Trader’s Almanac 2018, the first trading day of April is DJIA’s second best first trading day of months based upon total points gained. Only May’s first trading day is stronger. Looking back at the last 24 years, in the tables below, we can see DJIA and S&P 500 have both advanced 75.0% of the time (up 18 of last 24) with average gains right around 0.5%. NASDAQ and Russell 2000 have slightly weaker track records and smaller ...

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Almanac Update February 2018: Big January Gains Correct or Consolidate in February

February tends to follow the current trend, though big January gains often correct or consolidate during the month of Valentines and Presidents as Wall Street evaluates and adjusts market outlooks based on January’s performance. Since 1950, January S&P 500 gains of 2% or more corrected or consolidated in February 62.1% of the time. In the 20 years that the S&P 500 gained 4% or more in January, 65.0% of the time the S&P declined or finished flat (less than 1% ...

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Market Outlook February 2018: Bullish 2018 Forecast on Track, January Trifecta In Play

Incoming economic and corporate data readings along with the positive reception to the new tax law on Wall Street and in boardrooms across the country have conspired to keep my more bullish 2018 forecast scenarios from last month on track. Positive readings from the first two legs of my January Indicator Trifecta lend further support to our positive outlook for 2018. However, many have latched onto the notion that due to the fact that the market is off to its ...

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