In the article below, I considers ways to benefit from the festive statistical effect known as the Santa Claus rally.
Some of you may well have already heard of seasonal effects in the stock markets such as the Halloween effect – that the strongest performance of stocks tends to occur between the beginning of November and the end of April each year. This also gives rise to the well-worn stock market adage: “Sell in May and go away.”
Well, we can be even more specific than that! The best stock market performance of the year, as judged by discrete four-week periods, tends to occur statistically over the last two weeks of December and the first two weeks of the New Year – the so-called “Santa Claus rally”.
Please click on the link below to see the full article with charts on the Mindful Money website:
Investing for the Santa Claus rally
Best wishes for the festive season,