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Tackle Today: Buy in May and stay

May 9, 2019

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Tackle Today: Buy in May and stay (Photo by Charles on Unsplash modified by Christian Sisson)

≈ Let there be blood in May. ≈

— D’you know that there is this old adage that says “Sell in May and go away.”?

— Yes.

— D’you know that you are supposed to sell back your positions and get out of the market during the next 6-month period?

— Yes.

— I’m clean now. All positions are gone. I want to go on vacation and not worry about losing money. How ’bout you? Are you going to also quit and only get back in November?

— No.

Which one came first? Egg or hen?

If people—and by proxy, institutions, and robots built by people—think that the period that goes from May until October is filled with dark days, they take their money off of the table and end up causing the sell-off they have feared in the first place. Like a dog chasing its own tail.

Historical lower returns on the broad market (S&P 500 and other major indices) do not mean you can’t make money, right? The S&P 500 is not the stock market per se, but just an index. It’s like an avatar. However, due to its size and importance, it has become the market itself, moving it up and down with the strength of a Tsunami.

Whether it’s a self-fulfilling prophecy or not, it doesn’t matter. Tackle Traders will make money just the same.

If there is a sell-off, investors will buy great businesses at a discount.
If you are a cash flow trader, sell-offs are perfect for selling premium.
If you are a directional trader, you will sharpen your skills. And make money.

Where people see risk, we see opportunity.

Let there be blood in May. We’ll buy and stay.


Chart of the Day

Are you afraid of the red?

(Source: LPL Research, April 2019)

The chart above shows 6-month returns for the S&P 500 Index, from 1950 to 2018.

Question: Are you afraid of those reddish color tones? Please, don’t. Tackle Traders make money regardless of them. Attend our shows and read our reports so you can stop believing in monsters.

(Source: LPL Research, April 2019)


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