Seasonality: February Is The Worst House In A Great Neighborhood
- Posted by ppearlman
- on February 1st, 2012
At the time, the mood of the market was not so bullish having fallen over 100 SP500 points from the year’s highs while careening through a not so fun house of jagged troughs and fleeting peaks.
Well, here we are halfway through the best six months and the $SPX looks 5% higher. Not bad for 3 months work.
One point of immediate term caution. February is historically the worst of the best six months and the second worst month of the year.
Over the past 40 years, February has returned an average of -.19% while the average monthly return for the 12 months has been .64%. Only September has been worse with an average return of -.77%.
So if history is our guide, this month may see a rest or pull back from these recent highs.
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Phil is the interactive editor at Yahoo! Finance. Formerly, he was the executive editor at StockTwits. He is a partner at Social Leverage, LLC and makes early stage investments in web based companies. (More)