Tuesday, May 1, 2012

A Historical Look At The 1st Trading Day In May

I’ve discussed many times before how the 1st trading day of the month tends to be seasonally bullish. May has been one of the strongest months, both based on total return and % profitable. In 2010 I published a chart that showed May 1 returns over time.  I’ve updated that chart below and included some stats.

Even with last year being a slight loss the 1st day of May has demonstrated a seasonally bullish tendency over the years.


Highgamma said...

What about the second trading day of May. Does it reverse or continue?

Michele said...

According to "The Stock Trader's Almanac", the second day in May is also quite bullish historically.

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