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Sell in may and go away
Share This Story! Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about Facebook Email Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Pinterest 'Buy-and-hold' strategy beats ‘sell in May and go away’ trading slogan, report claims Before you sell your stocks because May has arrived, consider this: Fresh research shows a buy-and-hold strategy will deliver bigger returns over time. Sent! A link has been sent to your friend's email address. Posted! A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. Join the Nation's Conversation To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs Adam Shell, USA TODAY Published 6:00 a.m. ET May 2, 2018 CONNECT TWEET LINKEDIN COMMENT EMAIL MORE Thinking about dodging the worst six-month stretch for stocks by following the Wall Street trading slogan “Sell in May and go away?” Before you sell everything, consider this: Fresh research shows a … [Read more...] about ‘Buy-and-hold’ strategy beats ‘sell in May and go away’ trading slogan, report claims
When it comes to how to invest in the stock market, it would be a lot easier if you could simply rely on cliches like "sell in May and go away." But as the general market and leading stocks like Nvidia (NVDA), Amazon.com (AMZN) and Adobe (ADBE) have proved in recent years, that can be a strategy for missing, instead of capturing, some big gains. X As with most sayings that have stuck around for decades, there is an element of truth to the "sell in May" maxim. This year, the old axiom may or may not prove prescient, given the age of the current bull cycle and the rise in volatility we've seen this year. But that's speculation, not strategy. And even if "sell in May and go away" were a reliable rule, what's the foolproof saying that tells you when it's time to get back in? And what happens if the market falls apart in April? Should you just hang out — and suffer losses — until you start getting invitations to Cinco de Mayo parties? How To Invest: … [Read more...] about Should You Really Sell In May And Go Away? Ask Amazon, Nvidia
There is a popular saying among investors that you should sell stocks in May and then stay out of the market through October. Mark Hulbert wrote a piece in MarketWatch recently noting that stocks have turned in their best results between Halloween and May Day. Since 1896, the Dow Jones Industrial Average has returned an average of 5.2 percent during the winter months and only 1.7 percent during the summer. While this is an interesting set of numbers, statistics are often misused. I examined the stay away in May strategy last year and advised against it, though not because I knew how stocks would perform. I believe that moving in and out of the stock market is likely to result in lower returns. I think investors benefit from a more consistent approach that includes regular rebalancing of an asset allocation mix that is appropriate for their goals. And I urge investors not to underestimate the tax consequences that result from too much trading. Let's look at a near-term example: … [Read more...] about Should you sell in May and go away?
Some aphorisms have the tenacity of overly used clichés. One of them is the Wall Street adage "Sell in May and go away," probably the most widely repeated saying in the marketplace at this time of year -- thanks to the The Stock Traders Almanac, which introduced it decades ago. What it means specifically is for investors to sell their stock holdings in May and buy them back at the end of October. That's because since 1945, the S&P 500 rose in price an average of 6.6 percent from November through April but gained only 1.4 percent from May through October, noted Sam Stovall, U.S. equity strategist at S&P Global Market Intelligence. But the better rule may be to buy the fundamentally sound stocks that hasty investors are selling in May, presumably at reduced prices, and profit from them when they bounce back by October's end as they resume their expected rise. Investors who do this could either sell them at huge profits or simply hold the stocks purchased at bargain prices. … [Read more...] about Sell in May and go away? No way! Do this instead