Some eye-catching charts from JC Parets as we quickly approach the month of May.  yahoofinance: Its that time of year you simply must consider the seasonality of stocks. For whatever reason, and ... more 
Some eye-catching charts from JC Parets as we quickly approach the month of May.  yahoofinance: Its that time of year you simply must consider the seasonality of stocks. For whatever reason, and there are many theories, stocks tend to underperform by a lot from May to October but rally through the late Fall into Spring. The chart above, created by Eagle Bay Capital’s JC Parets (AKA: All Star Charts) displays the returns of holding only during the approaching worst 6 month period vs the best six months which are winding down as we type. JC writes, If you use the Dow Jones Industrial Average and go back to 1950, the statistics are simply staggering. Hypothetically, had you invested $10,000 but only owned stocks between November 1st through April each year, on April 30th of 2013 that $10,000 would have been worth $775,055. That’s pretty awesome. Now, had you done the exact opposite and purchased the Dow Industrials every year on May 1 and sold on Halloween, you would have actually lost $687 over the past 63 years. So go to a baseball game or maybe go fishing but stay light in equities… Source: Let’s Talk About “Sell in May and Go Away” JC Parets less 
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