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 Post subject: Sell in May....
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I was doing a little reading about the Sell in May and Go Away strategy; and I said to myself, "Self, when in May would be the best time to sell? When would one buy back in? October surely, but when? "

Then I said to myself, "Self, wouldn't it be nice if we had some sort of tool that would allow us to find the average yearly returns since, say, 2004 to now depending on when one sold and bought back in?"

Of course, the answer is: We do!. I went over to tspcalc and wasted a little time.

Generally speaking, selling early in May and buying early in October gets you the higher averages... but since 2004, the best average return would have been attained by selling on the 2nd trading day in May and buying back in on the 7th trading day in October. 12.65%. http://tspcalc.com/seasonal.php?ID=12894&years=04-17 That is in comparison to the worst average: Selling on the 14th day in May and buying back in on the 20th day in October: 7.39%. http://tspcalc.com/seasonal.php?ID=12983&years=04-17

I just found this interesting and wasted enough time doing it, that I wanted to share.

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