S&P 500 Seasonal Sell Signal
Seasonal stock market patterns can be a very powerful tool for investors. One of the best-known seasonal patterns is simply known as ‘sell in May and go away.’ This sounds almost too easy to be true, but selling on May 1st has protected investors against sizeable losses every year for the past five years. The S&P 500 and corresponding ETFs like the SPDR S&P 500 ETF (SPY) lost more than 10% after May 1 in 2008, 2010, 2011 and 2012. iSPYETF, a premier research website for do-it-yourself investors, just revealed how to recognize the ‘sell in May and go away’ pattern in three easy steps. The article can be found at http://www.ispyetf.com.
In a special note to subscribers, Simon Maierhofer - founder of iSPYETF – warned that: “The S&P 500 is likely to sprint into an April/May high and collapse thereafter.” There are no absolutes in investing, but to identify low-risk and high probability trading opportunities, iSPYETF monitors the three key driving forces behind stock prices: Technical analysis, seasonal patterns and sentiment indicators. Corresponding research is published on http://www.ispyetf.com. In early April, all three key indicators suggested that the S&P 500 is getting ready to decline.
Investors should never ignore folk wisdom like: ‘If it’s too obvious, it’s obviously wrong.’ The ‘sell in May and go away’ pattern was suspiciously obvious. To reduce the risk of getting caught on the wrong side of the market, iSPYETF relies on key support/resistance levels to authenticate certain patterns or buy and sell signals. A free report on http://www.ispyetf.com highlights important support/resistance levels used as buy/sell trigger levels.
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