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Almanac Trader — VIX and Volatility Have Historically Increased…

Historically speaking, the CBOE Volatility Index (VIX) tends to reach its seasonal low in late-July or early August and slowly begin climbing towards its seasonal high, usually in the month…

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 — Typical August Trading: Usually a Tepid Month

Money flows from harvesting once made August a great stock market month in the first half of the Twentieth Century. It was the best DJIA month from 1901 to 1951.…

More Volatility Expected Around Fed Announcement Day

Ever since June’s CPI index was released on July 13, where headline, year-over-year inflation reached a new high for the current cycle of 9.1%, the question has been, will the…