Historically Speaking, November Begins Best Three Months To Invest


Did you buy some stocks two days ago? If you did, congratulations — it turns out that, historically, Nov. 1 is the best day of the year to invest in the stock market. That’s because most of the time September and October are lousy months for stocks.

Since 1950, the S&P has risen an average of 1.6 percent each November, easily beating the other 11 months. What’s more, November begins the best three months of the year to invest (Nov. 1 through Jan. 31) and the best six-month period (Nov. 1 to May 31).

So if you haven’t already done so, November is usually a pretty good time to buy stocks. We’ll check back in six months to see if this was true once again; and if the old adage, "sell in May and go away," is still valid.

— Chip Wood

Personal Liberty

Chip Wood

is the geopolitical editor of PersonalLiberty.com. He is the founder of Soundview Publications, in Atlanta, where he was also the host of an award-winning radio talk show for many years. He was the publisher of several bestselling books, including Crisis Investing by Doug Casey, None Dare Call It Conspiracy by Gary Allen and Larry Abraham and The War on Gold by Anthony Sutton. Chip is well known on the investment conference circuit where he has served as Master of Ceremonies for FreedomFest, The New Orleans Investment Conference, Sovereign Society, and The Atlanta Investment Conference.

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