Almanac Update March 2018: Above Average in Midterm Years

Tempestuous March markets tend to drive prices up early in the month and batter stocks at month end. Julius Caesar failed to heed the famous warning to “beware the Ides of March” but investors have been served well when they have. Historically, stock prices have often declined, sometimes rather precipitously, during the latter days of the month. March packs a rather busy docket. It is the end of the first quarter, which brings with it quarterly options expiration and an ...

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