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Sell In May & Go Away?

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Just listening to CNBC. Might have miss quoted a few details below, but here goes....

Yes we've heard the old saying 'sell in may & go away', but apparently a Dow Jones index investment of $10,000 over the last 100 or so years invested only in the 6 months prior to May would be worth $480,000 now. The same investment only invested in the other 6 months of the year would apparently be worth negative $118 now.

Very interesting & maybe a warning to you share market bulls that the market has had it's good period for this year & you may want to consider holding cash (or property :D ) soon in order to protect your investments for the coming season.

Edited by Time to raise the rents.

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Just listening to CNBC. Might have miss quoted a few details below, but here goes....

Yes we've heard the old saying 'sell in may & go away', but apparently a Dow Jones index investment of $10,000 over the last 100 or so years invested only in the 6 months prior to May would be worth $480,000 now. The same investment only invested in the other 6 months of the year would apparently be worth negative $118 now.

Very interesting & maybe a warning to you share market bulls that the market has had it's good period for this year & you may want to consider holding cash (or property :D ) soon in order to protect your investments for the coming season.

Yup--I have taken some profits and gone to some high yield cash instruments in US$.

I think you are getting it--buy low and sell high. Time to unload some properties, take your profits and buy back again when the prices are low. Same goes for stocks. Don't hang onto stocks or any other kind of investment for sentimental reasons or to prove a point.

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Yup--I have taken some profits and gone to some high yield cash instruments in US$.

I think you are getting it--buy low and sell high. Time to unload some properties, take your profits and buy back again when the prices are low. Same goes for stocks. Don't hang onto stocks or any other kind of investment for sentimental reasons or to prove a point.

Couldn't agree more. Something as erratic as shares should be closely watched, even to the point of sweating over them. The rise & fall like yo-yo's. Buy 'em low & sell 'em high.

Another bebnefit of property, a slow & steady return that's predictable. Buy 'em & keep 'em.

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Makes perfect sense.

I personally sell all of my shares every october 18th and buy them back october 20th.

Smart people don't hold shares on October 19th.

Look a pretty picture...

DJIA1900.gif

Hmm... So the DOW has climbed from 100 to 11,280 since 1900. I think it has performed well.

So $10,000 would now be worth... $1,128,000, far more if you reinvested dividends.

So the Dow has grown 4.85% YOY since 1900

or 6.4% since WWII or 11% over my life time. Property has averaged 4.5% over my lifetime, its returns are boring.

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