Sell in May and Go Away – Performance of the S&P 500

Sell in May and Go Away – Performance of the S&P 500 The next 6 months have been the worst on average, but the S&P 500 has been higher 7 of the past 8 years during the May to October period. Image: Barron’s

Sell in May and Go Away Is a Myth

Sell in May and Go Away Is a Myth The S&P 500 Total Return from 1928 to 2018 shows that “Sell in May and Go Away” was not a winning strategy. Image: Charlie Bilello

Sell in May and Go Away?

Sell in May and Go Away? Just keep in mind that 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018 were positive in May. Image: Hedgeye Risk Management LLC

Sell in May and Go Away? Maybe Not this Year

Sell in May and Go Away? Maybe Not this Year Because the third-year of a president’s term is positive (91% of the time since 1925) and in six of the past seven years the US stock market has performed very well. Image: MarketWatch

Fed Rate Cut Is Not Necessarily a Sell Signal

Fed Rate Cut Is Not Necessarily a Sell Signal This chart shows the S&P 500 Index performance, 6 and 12 months after an initial Federal Reserve rate cut. You may also like “S&P 500 Performance Around Previous Fed Cuts.” Image: LPL Financial LLC

Seasonality – S&P 500 1-Month & Percentage of Time Up

Seasonality – S&P 500 1-Month & Percentage of Time Up If you “sell in May and go away”, you could miss a summer rally, as June-August is historically the second best 3-month period. Image: BofA Global Research

S&P 500 and Seasonal Rotation Strategy

S&P 500 and Seasonal Rotation Strategy Sell in May and go away? This chart suggests that a rotation between defensive and cyclical sectors was a much better strategy Image: CFRA, S&P Global

Big Starts to a Year Can Produce Weak Results Going Forward

Big Starts to a Year Can Produce Weak Results Going Forward While new all-time highs and consecutive winning streaks can produce above-average returns in the longer term, pullbacks are possible in the short term. Our previous two articles: “Sell in May and Go Away?” and “Sell in May and Go Away? Maybe Not this Year“…

6-Month Returns for the S&P 500 Index from 1950 to 2018

6-Month Returns for the S&P 500 Index from 1950 to 2018 The next 6 months have been the worst on average. Here is the 6-Month returns for the S&P 500 Index from 1950 to 2018. Our previous two articles: “Sell in May and Go Away?” and “Sell in May and Go Away? Maybe Not this…