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Sep. & Oct. Weakest Months Of Year

 

Have received inquires from some on distribution questioning if September or October are the weakest months.


Reply as follows:


SEPTEMBER IS USUALLY WEAKEST MONTH:

According to the Stock Traders Almanac, September has been the weakest month of the year since 1950 with an average S&P 500 loss of -0.6. October is also a difficult month as often starts off weak and ends strong. Some of the largest declines have occured in October. However, October has often marked major bottoms. That makes September and October dangerous months. We're now heading into that period. The good news is that November to January is usually the strongest period of the year. That's especially true during presidential election years.


Joe Majocha
Selective Chartists
JMAJOCHA@selectivechartists.com