Tired of May? Well, here comes June. And that’s likely not good news for investors either.
Although September is historically the worst month for the markets, June has been the most consistently troublesome month in recent years. The Dow has been down for six straight Junes, and since 2000, the blue-chip index has been up in June just twice.
So how has the in June fared against its returns in other months? Since 2000, June has been the index’s worst month:
Furthermore, there haven’t been any good places to hide in June in recent years. Since 2000, each of the ten S&P 500 sectors have averaged a decline in June.
Historic Performance in June
Dow since 1896:
S&P since 1928:
NASDAQ Composite since 1971:
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