Category Archives: Market Statistics

Sell In May Except Maybe Coca-Cola And Procter & Gamble

The title conveys sarcasm and not investment advice. The “engineered market anomaly” known as “Sell in May and go away” possibly benefits stock pickers who purchase stocks that have historically outperformed during the summer months.

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Prophets Of Disaster Refuted By The Stock Market

When the stock market correction started last year we heard every catastrophic scenario from the prophets of disaster: a 20% drop, a 30% plunge, a 50% bear market and even worse. Now, as usual, these prophets keep quiet.

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Second Longest Period in S&P 500 Without A 6-Day Winning Streak

A 6-day winning streak in S&P 500 has not occurred in the last 457 days. This is the second longest period without a 6-day winning streak in the last 66 years. The longest such period was due to the financial … Continue reading

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Fragile Rally In Small Caps

The small cap index is heavily weighted towards financials and about 26% of the IWM ETF is allocated to shares of companies in the financial sector. Yesterday financials rallied and small caps gained 2.2%. Question is: Is this rally in … Continue reading

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The Most Anemic Stock Market Rebound In The Last 66 Years

Despite hype in the financial media about a strong recovery and a gain for last quarter that has not been achieved since the 1930s, the fact is that this is one of the most anemic rebounds in the last 66 … Continue reading

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This Has Not Happened Since The Depression Or The 2000 Top

A lot of hype in the financial media last week about the fact that last quarter was positive after a drop of more than 10% from the previous quarter and that this has not happened since the 1930s. But this … Continue reading

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Pay No Attention To Hype

Performance in the first quarter of this year and specifically the rebound from lows was not the best since the 1930s. If that is not an April fools’ joke, it is hype you should not pay attention to because it … Continue reading

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