December Daily Performance – 2013 edition

Similar to September, first 15 trading days and last 5.

SPY

Since 1993, the average SPY has been up for December overall.  The low of the month is spread throughout the month (although as the month progresses, the 5 days that have the lows decreases – starts with 30% for first 5 days, and goes to 20% final 5 days).  On the other hand, there is a distinct history of the high of the month falling in the last 5 trading days (55% of the time).  Beware of the last 2 days, as they are more often negative than normal.  The prior few days are generally positive though, with the 4th to last trading day up 80% of the time. 30% of the time December’s closing low is above November’s close.

IWM December
IWM has been stronger than SPY, and the high of the month often comes in the last 5 days (11 out of 13, although last year it wasn’t in the last 5 trading days.)

SPY December

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