the January effect.Sorry, one last thing I forget:#7: the January effect is not actionable.How would you use this indicator? I don't see how. So it seems to me to just be something for writers & talking heads to write & talk about.What could you do with this indicator?Wait until the end of January and then either stay in cash through December, or buy stocks? Q: Which stocks? The whole market -- SPY, VTI, etc.? Or individual stocks or sectors? AFAIK the Jan Effect studies have been on whole market, so we don't know if it says any predicion about individual stocks/sectors.So, at end of Dec ... Jan 1st is here. What do you do for Jan? Continue your current positioning? Go full-out into stocks?In a typical investing lifetime, you only have 30-35 January months -- and probably only the last 10 have a significant amount of money in your investment portfolio.The way you make money in the market is like a casino -- have an edge and crank it over and over agsin, so that the edge has the opportunity to work for you. That means hundreds or thousands of times, not just a handful of times.With only 30-35 opportunities (but realistically only the last 10-12 make any difference), there are just too few chances for your edge to play out.So:* Questionable indicator.* Not actionable.* The signals are too infrequent.
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