Thursday, May 12, 2005

Sell in May

Safe Haven | The Six-Month Stock Market Timing Strategy
In one fascinating academic study I found on this issue, the research showed that stock market returns were higher in the November - April period versus the May - October period in 36 of 37 countries studied. Did you hear me right? Or perhaps I should say, did you read me right? In 36 of 37 countries! This study concluded that the effect seemed to be strongly related to the length and timing of vacations, especially in Europe.