Retirement Watch Lighthouse Logo

Sell In May And Go Away?

Last update on: Mar 14 2020

That’s the well-received adage of Wall Street. Many investors swear by it. But this article takes a different tack. It has charts and tables to argue that “sell in May and go away” is bunk.

In the short run, the day, week or month in which you choose to buy stocks will invariably lead to different returns. This inherent randomness in markets will sometimes work in your favor and other times work against you. But at at the end of the day, it is just noise.

It is the media’s job to promote that noise as a source of entertainment. And it is the job of the long-term investor to ignore it. There is simply no evidence that a particular month is the best or worst time to invest.

 

bob-carlson-signature

Retirement-Watch-Sitewide-Promo
February 2021:

Congress Comes for your Retirement Money

A devastating new law has just been enacted, with serious consequences for anyone holding an IRA, pension, or 401(k). Fortunately, there are still steps you can take to sidestep Congress, starting with this ONE SIMPLE MOVE.
X

Log In

Forgot Password

Search