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Almanac Trader — August Monthly Option Expiration Week: DJIA Down…

Mid-August has historically better performing than the beginning and the end of the month. This strength is punctuated with a streak of bullish days this week from today to Wednesday.…

Almanac Trader — Beware summer rally hype, historically the weakest…

Most years, especially when the market sells off during the first half or is flat, prospects for the perennial summer rally become the buzz on the street. Parameters for this…

Almanac Trader — Tech and Small Caps Have Struggled in Midterm Year…

July historically is the best performing month of the third quarter however, the mostly negative results in August and September tend to make the comparison easy. Two “hot” Julys in…

Almanac Trader — August’s First Trading Day Weakest of All

On page 90 of the Stock Trader’s Almanac 2022, it is shown that the first trading days of each month combined have produced an outsized share of the market’s overall…

Almanac Trader — August is the worst DJIA and S&P 500 since 1988

August is amongst the worst months of the year. It is the worst DJIA, S&P 500, Russell 1000 and Russell 2000 month over the last 34 years, 1988-2021 with average…