The Best Month to Buy Stocks
By The Smart Investor  •  January 25, 2023
There is an old stock market adage that says – as January goes, so goes the rest of the year. It is probably one of the oldest stock market sayings around, dating back to 1942. It is arguably one of the most contentious, too. How, for instance, can something that has happened in the first 31 days of a calendar year determine what will happen in the following 334 days? However, if we believe the so-called January barometer effect, then stock market investors could be in for a treat this year. This is regardless of what might happen on the geopolitical front, at a macroeconomic level, or what central banks might do. In the first two weeks of trading this year, the Dow Jones Industrial Index has gained 3.5 per cent. In the broader market, the S&P 500 has improved 4.2 per cent, while the tech-heavy Nasdaq has gained 5.9 per cent. It hasn’t only been the US markets that have enjoyed a good start to the year....
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The Smart Investor is co-founded by David Kuo, Joanna Sng, and Chin Hui Leong. The company was formed in late 2019 from the ashes of the Motley Fool Singapore. The Smart Investor believes that everybody can learn how to invest, smartly. We aim to educate people on how to invest smartly by providing investing education, stock commentary and market coverage for Singapore and around the world.

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