Midterm Elections and the Worst Six Months

May has historically marked the start of the “worst six months” for stocks. Returns for the major stock indexes over the period of May through October have historically lagged those of the “best six months” (November through April). Worst shouldn’t be confused with terrible, as the S&P 500 index averaged a 1.5% gain for May…

 

Election Countdown: Will the Outcome Impact Investors’ Outlooks?

In case you haven’t heard, on Tuesday, November 8, Americans will go to the polls to elect the 45th President and 48th Vice President of the United States. For many, the end of the current campaign season will not have come soon enough. As of Friday’s close, the S&P 500 is in the midst of…

 

Don’t Be Quick to Sell (or Rotate) in May

This week marks the start of what the Stock Trader’s Almanac refers to as the “worst six months” for the stock market. Relative to the “best six months,” stocks historically underperform during the period of May through October. Underperformance, however, should not be confused with losing money. Sam Stovall, the U.S. equity strategist at S&P…