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Should You Sell in May and Go Away?

You’ve heard the saying “Sell in May and Go Away”. But is that sound advice you should take?

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If you’ve been investing for a long time, chances are you’ve heard the saying “Sell in May and Go Away”. But is that sound advice you should take? Today Kate Stalter dissects the trivialities of global investments and explains why going off monthly data may not be your best strategy. Tune into this episode of Better Money Decisions to better your understanding on relevant data and to help you know what you might expect in the market.

 

Show Highlights:

  • Understanding how seasonality works in the market
  • Where you’re supposed to “go”
  • Why May tends to open wealth and how to manage expectations
  • Market data that helps you know what you might expect
  • Why smaller gains are better long term
  • The home country bias
  • International diversification
  • Why you shouldn’t sell in May

About the Author

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Kate Stalter

CMO and Senior Financial Advisor

Kate is a Series 65-licensed advisor, has hosted the Daily Stock Analysis and Market Wrap videos on Investors.com, and taught Investor’s Business Daily live seminars. She contributes to Forbes, US News & World Report and TheStreet. Kate’s primary focus is helping clients who face decisions about portfolio allocation, Social Security strategies, insurance needs, estate planning, college funding and all manner of financial questions.