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Sell in May …

May 31, 2022

According to the below study from Schroders based on more than 30 years of stock market data for MSCI World, UK, US and Eurostoxx 50, there appears to be some truth in the old saying : “sell in May and go away”. Historically June was indeed historically the least frequent month to see market gains in stocks. On the other hand, December with his “Santa Claus rally” was the best month historically. We conclude that calendar effects exist but remain hard to exploit, especially once trading costs are taken into account.

 

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