Remember the “Halloween effect” for equity markets; it will improve your stock market performance.
The Halloween effect states that investors will significantly outperform the stock market by “buying the market” on October 31 and selling on April 30. Ben Jacobsen and Cherry Zhang of Massey University in New Zealand checked out the Halloween effect by examining 300 years of market data in 108 countries. They determined that stock market returns from November through April were on average 4.52 per cent higher than those between May and October. Over the past 50 years, the average difference was 6.25 per cent.