The Worst Time of the Year for Stocks

I’ve crunched the entire history of the Dow Jones Industrial Average and come up with the average year for the index. As it turns out, we’re about to start what has been the worst time of the year historically for stocks.

The historic Dow reaches a peak on September 6 and falls 2.31% by October 29. For any one year, that’s not a big fall, but it’s equivalent to nearly one-third of the Dow’s average annual return. Here’s what the Dow’s average year looks like:

To be clear, I would never make an investment decision based on this kind of analysis. I just think it’s interesting.

Posted by on September 5th, 2017 at 2:51 pm

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