With Memorial Day marking the unofficial start of the summer season in the United States, it's not only outdoor activities, vacations and barbecues that see a spike in consumer spending. The "Wining and Dining" sector, a combination of the beverage and restaurant industries, also experiences a significant surge, as people indulge in festive meals, chilled drinks, and dine-out experiences. This increase in consumer spending often serves as a catalyst for summer growth in related stock sectors.
In this Seasonal Insight you will learn about the 5 Ways to Use Seasonality when Investing
I'm sure many of you are familiar with the popular market adage, "Sell in May and Go Away". It's a catchy saying that has been around for decades. The idea behind it is that stock market returns tend to be weaker during the summer months, from May to October.
The "turn of the month" effect has frequently been studied in relation to the U.S. stock markets. It shows that stocks tend to rise more around the turn of the month than around the middle of the month.
Easter is a time of celebration for millions of people around the world. Some prepare for this time over a 40-day period of reflection in the run up to Easter known as Lent, a time of fasting or abstinence from certain foods or activities as a form of spiritual discipline and growth.
Event Studies provide a completely new way to improve your investment strategies.
Science is constantly evolving, with new breakthroughs and discoveries being made all the time. Nowadays, ageing is increasingly characterized as a disease, with everyone is trying to find the “cure” using innovative therapies and cutting-edge technologies, or by making simple yet effective lifestyle changes.
In 2011, the Journal of Finance, the most influential academic financial journal at the time, published an award-winning study that examined the behavior of U.S. stock prices prior to FED meetings.
In recent weeks AI has made headlines around the world. Lots of people are talking about OpenAI's ChatGPT - the human like chatbot that is designed to simulate real conversations. But just what is the buzz about?
Have you ever wondered how stock or commodity prices will behave when futures contracts expire, and when labor market or inflation numbers are published, or when the Fed meets for its FOMC meeting?