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The January Sentiment Effect

In a recent post, we introduced the January effect: higher equity returns in January. Today, we dig more deeply into the reasons for the (nowadays obsolete) market anomaly. How Do You Feel in January? In their 2018 International Review of… Continue Reading →

The January Effect

The first month of the new year is almost over, and it’s time for the market anomaly of the month. Following the Santa Claus rally post, we now focus on the “January effect”: positive abnormal returns in January. 3 Reasons… Continue Reading →

Santa Claus Rally Revisited

In our previous post, we discussed the Santa Claus Rally: higher returns between Christmas and the end of the first week of January compared to the rest of the year. Admittedly, 2018 was not the best year for DAX30 investors… Continue Reading →

The Santa Claus Stock Rally – Fact or Fiction?

As we approach the holidays, stock market reports increasingly contain the terms “Santa Claus rally” or “end of year rally”. Both expressions refer to the same effect. Supposedly, stock returns during the last trading days of the year exceed those… Continue Reading →

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