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Subject: Useful Stock Market Trivia Date: 10/18/2000 3:09 PM
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Question 1: What is historically the most bearish month of the year?

Answer: September. In the past 15 years - September has only been up five times.

Question 2: What is historically the most bullish month of the year?

Answer: May. In the last 12 years, May was the best month 11 times.

Question 3: Which 3-month period is the best time to be fully invested and/or margined?

Answer: November, December and January.

Question 4: Which month historically ends bear markets?

Answer: October.

Question 5: What 5-day span of the month is the very best to be fully invested in the market?

Answer: The last, first, second, third and fourth day of the month. This 5-day period historically outperforms the rest of the days of the month due to the fact that funds get their biggest cash inflows around the beginning of the month.

Question 6: Which single day of the month is historically the best day to be in the market?

Answer: The second day of the month. The market rises more often (62.3%) than any other trading day.

Stats from Yale Hirsch's Stock Trader's Almanac.

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