October Performance by Day

SPY:

IWM:

Prices  appear to generally rise during the month, for SPY (1993-2011) a majority of the monthly lows were at the start of the month, while the highs of the month were toward the end.   The median monthly high was around the 7th to last trading day (around option expiration this year).  15% of the years the daily close in October never fell below September close, while 5% of the years the daily close never reached the September close.  For SPY, the median gain for the month was 1.95% average gain was 1.79% and 72% of the time October close was above September close.

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