Should we sell in May and go away

This month usually marks the beginning of a down season, but key markers might indicate there’s hope yet.

Summary: While the May – September period typically sees share markets lose ground before advancing in October, this seasonal pattern does not always hold. The 50 by 250 trend line for the All Ords is actually inching closer to a buy signal, while price momentum looks strong. This could indicate the market is bucking the May trend.

Key take out: The market correction between April 2015 and February 2016 was close to the average period of a crash – this could suggest the worst is over, but we will have to wait and see if the market pulls back or keeps its current momentum.

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