Searching for seasonal inspiration

There are tell-tale market signals at this time of year … but it’s still a matter of timing.

Jeffery Hirsch, editor-in-chief of the Stock Trader’s Almanac, contends that while stockmarkets can’t be predicted, they nevertheless exhibit well-established cyclical patterns. These can’t be dogmatically applied to timing the market, but they can prove a useful guide.

Here are three important takes from his book, Stock Market Cycles:

1. Sell in May and go away, come back on St Ledgers Day (late October)


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