Posted by on Sep 24, 2018 in Articles & Advice, Blog, Columns, Featured |

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By Jason Zweig |  Sept. 21, 2018 11:00 a.m. ET


Every year, as the end of summer approaches, monarch butterflies head for Mexico, birds migrate south for the winter, and financial pundits predict that the stock market is about to crash. Is the longstanding popular belief that September and October are the worst months for stocks valid?

Yes and no—mostly no.

Yes, some of the worst days in Wall Street’s history have hit during September and October….

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For further reading:


Howard Marks, Mastering the Market Cycle: Getting the Odds on Your Side

Benjamin Graham, The Intelligent Investor

Jason Zweig, The Devil’s Financial Dictionary

Jason Zweig, Your Money and Your Brain

Jason Zweig, The Little Book of Safe Money

Articles and other research:

Research papers on seasonality in the stock market and other assets by Lisa Kramer and her colleagues

You Can Time The Market, Just Not All The Time

The Trouble with Timing

A Rediscovered Masterpiece by Benjamin Graham

Lessons and Ideas from Benjamin Graham

A (Long) Chat with Peter L. Bernstein