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When is the Best Time to Invest in the Stock Market?

Two people who tried to answer this question were Yale Hirsch and David Schwartz.  Both of them made an extensive analysis of temporal patterns in the stock market to determine whether you were better off investing in January or July.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average: The Blue Chip Index Beats The S&P 500

  The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) is one of the three key indices that are used to follow the United States Stock Market.  Although it includes only 30 stocks and is an average of stock prices rather than a cap-weighted index of stock prices, it has been around since 1896 and along with...

The Worst March in History!

  Not only did the Covid Crisis send stocks tumbling in March throughout the world, but it also created some of the worst monthly performances for the month of March in stock market history.  It is very unusual for so many countries to register their worst performance across the globe, but this...

Stocks Bounce Back in the Second Quarter

  So far the coronavirus has given investors a wild ride during the first half of the year.  Virtually every stock market in the world declined in value during the first quarter of 2020 and virtually every stock market bounced back during the second quarter.  Although only the...

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