Rough start to the new year? You're not alone. China's markets are gyrating, geopolitical tensions are heating up and oil is selling off again. It's not exactly the ringing in that investors may have been hoping for.
But don't despair. Using big data cruncher Kensho, we found some of the best historical trades at the start of new calendar years looking back over the past 20 years.
The first quarter is generally a positive one for stocks. The S&P 500 has traded positive 14 of the last 20 years in Q1, or 70 percent of the time.