The Dow’s Average Year

With the end of the year, I updated a few of my data files. One of these sets is the complete history of the Dow Jones going back to May 1896 (more than 32,000 trading days).

Here’s a good one. This is what the average year looks like for the Dow.


Interestingly, the second-best day of the year historically has been January 2nd. The best day is October 20th (thanks to following the big crash from October 19th). The Dow has gained an average of 0.37% on the 73 January 2nds the market has traded since 1897.

Posted by on January 2nd, 2014 at 10:40 am

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