A Savvy Seasonal Stock Strategy

Rotating through the S&P 500 sectors on a periodic basis can improve returns for investors

A Wall Street adage recommends investors take a break from stocks in May. The saying goes "Sell in May, and then walk away," indicating that stock-price movements historically have been substantially stronger in the November to April period than in the May to October stretch. It suggests that investors move into cash in May, steering clear of a typically weak period for equities, and back into stocks in November, when share prices usually begin to bounce back. Of course, as readers already know, past performance is no guarantee of future results.

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