04 Sep 2009 Porsche 911 or Smart Car?
Posted at 15:36h in The Friday BriefThe week’s economic data continues to point to recovery, but investors worry whether it will be strong enough to support the stock rally since March 9th. The S&P fell 2.6% this week as of yesterday’s close. September is historically the worst month for the stock market. In fact as Ed Yardeni notes, since 1926, September is the only month with a negative average return. Investors lose an average of 1% during September compared to a 1% return for the other 11 months. So the market may be in a holding pattern for a while. This is a good time to forego analysis of the various economic and market wiggles to take a broader and longer perspective on investing.