With all the talk about the "end of year" rally, I was having difficulty finding real numbers on what the typical gains are for this time of year. There's probably something out there but I couldn't find it (or it's not free lol) so I built something to help me run queries and see the actual numbers for any annual cycle. I'll post my findings in this thread for everyone's reference in the future so they can be in one place.
Anyway, here's what it looks like for October through December over the last 20 years:
What cycles do you subscribe to and have impacted your trading habits? Are there particular sectors or stocks you look at?
Edited by BeerThirty - 11/19/11 at 10:57am