Perhaps it’s prudent to consider the average performance of the S&P 500 over the past 20 years. For the month of May, the S&P 500 averaged a gain of 0.38%. While it’s the lowest average monthly climb, it still beats the average losses seen in other months over the past two decades:
January: -0.05% February: -0.58% March: 0.46% April: 2.53% May: 0.38% June: -0.62% July: 1.19% August: -0.15% September: -0.77% October: 1.07% November: 2.19% December: 0.72%
“The historical averages suggests that who do sell out of US stocks in May could be leaving some profits on the table.”
In fact, the month of May has seen the S&P 500 register a monthly advance in 7 out of the past 8 years.
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