.. go away, but don’t forget to come back in September. This is an old stock market adage that most investors probably know. There are loads of those, and this is among the most popular ones. Our Head of Global Strategies & Research, Alexander Sikora-Sickl explains what’s behind it.
Every year at the beginning of May, investors are faced with the question of whether they should leave the stock exchanges and take the profits generated up to that point, and return at a later date in autumn. But is the old stock market adage “Sell in May” still valid?
Who has not heard of the old stock exchange rule “Sell in May and go away” – sometimes complemented by “but remember to come back in September”. We had a closer look at this adage and have analysed the performance on the global stock exchanges over the past 48 years.