The Dangerous Month for Stocks

Amar Pandit , CFA , CFP

“Can you guess the answer”?

If you search this on google, you are likely to get September, August and June as the likely answers. Some might even say January or November.

This Mark Twain quote gives the best answer – “October: This is one of the peculiarly dangerous months to speculate in stocks. The others are July, January, September, April, November, May, March, June, December, August and February.”

All the 12 months are covered here.

There is no free lunch for a real long-term investor.

You have to participate through a temporary decline once every few years to fully participate in the permanent advances.

Do not let the circus of market timing (and market timers) deceive you into believing otherwise.

There is no other way for the intelligent investor.