Sell in May and go away

Sell in May and go away

This old Wall Street adage came about as a description of how many traders on Wall Street would take summer vacations and did not want to be holding stocks when they could not monitor the markets.  More recently the phrase has been rejuvenated to reflect the fact that the performance of the stock markets has been particularly lousy the last few summers and you would have been better off not holding stocks from May through October. ...