Wednesday, October 11, 2006

the fall season

[10/11/06] Jim Jubak gives five reasons to expect a fourth-quarter rally this year

[9/7/06] Sometimes a market trend is so strong, and so historically reliable, that you should just go with it. That's the case with the market's tendency to slump from late August well into October. Then the market, most years, rallies into the end of the year.

Everyone knows that September is historically the worst month of the year for the stock market, with August and October running close behind. In most years since 1950, after a brief rally into the third week in August, stocks have trended lower into September before making a bottom around the 20th of October that sets up the traditional year-end rally.

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