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June Historically a Lackluster Month for the Market

Over the last twenty-one years, the month of June has been a rather lackluster month for the market.

 

By Jeffrey Hirsch

DJIA(NYSEARCA:DIA), S&P 500(NYSEARCA:SPY) and Russell 1000 have all recorded average losses in the month. NASDAQ(NYSEARCA:QQQ) and Russell 2000 (NYSEARCA:IWM) have faired better with modest average gains. Historically the month has opened respectably, advancing on the first and second trading days. From there the market then drifted sideways and lower into or near negative territory depending upon index just ahead of mid-month. Here the market rallied to create a nice mid-month bulge that quickly evaporated and turned into losses. The brisk, post, mid-month drop is typically followed by a month end rally lead by technology and small-cap.

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