Memorial Day week is often a good one for stocks

Paul Hickey, Bespoke Investment Group co-founder
Getty Images

This weekend marks the unofficial start to the summer season with the observance of Memorial Day on Monday. More importantly, though, Memorial Day marks the remembrance of those Americans who have given the ultimate sacrifice in defense of our country.

As we do around most holiday periods, in today's chart of the day we summarize the performance of the during the holiday-shortened week since it first became recognized as a Federal Holiday in 1971.