Monday, December 20, 2004

Seasonality of the Market II

Continuing on yesterday's post on best performing months...I figured I would post the worst performing months.

Worst months of performance were September (14x. -8.91%), October (12x, -8.68%), March (11x, -7.25%), and August (11x, -6.04%).
Data included years 1915 - 2004.

S&P 500:
Worst months of performance were August (8x, -6.45%), October (7x, -7.00%), and February (6x, -4.33%).
Data included years 1962 - 2004.

Nasdaq Composite:
Worst months of performance were March (3x, -5.85%), February (2x, -15.54%), July (2x, -8.32%), and September (2x, -6.08%).
Data included years 1990 - 2004.

Now, we're heading somewhere. There's a slight pattern developing here. February, March, August, September, and October are months to watch out for. The next step is to test the scenario of exiting out of the market during these weak months. Another scenario to test is entering the market only during these essence...buying seasonal weakness.

More tomorrow.

Daily System Updates
Received another QQQQ long system trigger. This one is for tomorrow's market open. The name of this system is Tii100low. Backtested win ratio is 92.50% and the average profit is 4.03%. The system holds the QQQQ for a max of 8 trading days. The system is based on a new 10 day low, above average volume on the decline, and a strong mid-term uptrend in place. Finally, a trigger from one of my better systems.

Closed 1 QQQQ (Harami) long position with +0.20% profit.

Current open system positions:

* 1 QQQQ (BBLower) long with current loss of -0.96%.

Please read the disclaimer on the website. This is not a recommendation to buy, sell, or trade securities. Just a journal of my travels through Wall Street. I can buy, sell, or hold any positions mentioned on this website at anytime. So, be warned.

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