Analysis I shared with members & newsletter subscribers in early May:
Sell in May, Go Away: 2008-2012
Last year we bottomed out June 4th on the Dow Jones (DJIA), Nasdaq, & S&P500. This year ?
Dow Jones Industrial Average
For those that like longer term data
59 yrs by month return on S&P500. Worst months in Sept/Oct followed by Jun-Aug
When I shared "Sell in May, Go Away info," I knew this year was a bit different but we'll see. So far lows were last Friday & yesterday: double bottom.
So what do you learn from all that info I just shared ? I've tracked it many years in a row ...i'll tell you how i use it to my advantage. I sell swings pre-summer & have bought more into any summer time drops--
Same thing I did this year, but have not re-bought yet as much. Past 4-5yrs i've had my biggest months in the Fall months since i've had opportunity to reposition swing $ 's to work during summer drops.
Longer term as you see from 59yrs chart.. hold Long Term plays since they still make money overall & I do that with Dividend & HealthCare Stocks.
Further strategy (worked for me) is add to long term HealthCare Stocks in 2002, 2009 & 2011 on major market corrections, which i did