Posts Tagged 'technical'

January 2022 Market at a Glance

Seasonal:

Bullish. January is the fifth best month for DJIA and S&P 500 since 1950. #1 NASDAQ month since 1971. However, since 2000, January has been notably weaker and in Midterm years average performance for DJIA and S&P 500 turns negative. Santa Claus Rally ends on January 4, First Five Days concludes on January 7 and lastly the January Barometer at month’s end. ...

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December 2021 Market at a Glance

Seasonal:

Bullish. December is the #3 month for DJIA, S&P 500 and NASDAQ. It is also the second month of the “Best Months” and best three consecutive month span. Performance is modestly softer in post-election years. Santa Claus Rally begins on the open on December 27 and runs until the close on the second trading day in January.

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November 2021 Market at a Glance

Seasonal:

Bullish. November is the first month of the “Best Six Months” for DJIA and S&P 500 and NASDAQ’s “Best Eight Months.” It’s also the first month of the market’s best three consecutive month span, November to January. November is the best S&P 500, Russell 1000 and 2000 month of the year. Second best for DJIA and S&P 500. In post-election years ...

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October 2021 Market at a Glance

Seasonal:

Improving. October is the last month of the “Worst Six Months” for DJIA and S&P 500 and the last month of NASDAQ’s “Worst Four Months”. In post-election years October ranks mid-pack with average performance ranging from 0.9% (DJIA) to 1.4% (NASDAQ). Keep an eye out for the Official MACD Seasonal Buy Signal. It can trigger anytime on or after October 1.

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September 2021 Market at a Glance

Seasonal:

Bearish. September is the worst DJIA, S&P 500, NASDAQ, Russell 1000 and Russell 2000 month. Average declines range from –0.4% from Russell 2000 to –0.7% by DJIA. In post-election years since 1950, September is still ranked no higher than #9 while average performance remains negative with only a modest improvement.

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August 2021 Market at a Glance

Seasonal:

Bearish. August is the worst DJIA and S&P 500 month during 1988-2020 and second worst for NASDAQ. In post-election years since 1950, August is still ranked no higher than #11 while average performance slips deeper into negative territory. The Summer Volume Doldrums historically span all of August as traders and investors escape the office and head out on vacations.

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July 2021 Market at a Glance

Seasonal:

Neutral. July is the first month of the second half of the year and has the most bullish record in Q3. Post-election-year Julys rank #1 for DJIA, S&P 500 and NASDAQ. But July is also the first month of NASDAQ’s “Worst Four Months” and early July strength has a tendency to fade around mid-month. NASDAQ’s Mid-Year Rally ends on the close ...

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June 2021 Market at a Glance

Seasonal:

Neutral. June is the last month of NASDAQ’s “Best Eight Months” and the second month of DJIA’s and S&P 500’s “Worst Six Months.” In post-election years, June is second worst for DJIA and third worst for S&P 500. NASDAQ and Russell 2000 have been stronger with average gains of 0.4% and 1.2% respectively.

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June 2021 Outlook: NASDAQ Best 8 Months Ends – Sideways Summer Trading

Stocks have gone virtually nowhere since Stock Trader’s Almanac April 22 Best Six Months MACD Seasonal Sell Signal. Trading volume has already begun to slowdown as it tends to do from Memorial Day to Labor Day in what we refer to as the summer doldrums. This reduction in trading volume (page 48, STA 2021) both contributes to and is emblematic of seasonal market weakness during the Worst Six Months May-October (page 147, STA 2021) and the Worst Four Months July-October ...

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