I’ve discussed the tendency for the market to rise on the 1st day of the month before. In July of 2009 I broke out the performance by month.
Recently I’ve noticed this edge has shown even stronger tendencies – most notably the last 15 months. Below is a performance report showing the 1st day of the month from October 2009 through January 2011.
Extremely lopsided stats. An average gain of nearly 1% is quite impressive. Below is a listing of all the instances.