Consumer discretionary was the second-best performing sector through the first four months of the year. Based on market history dating back to 1990, that's a good sign for the rest of 2019.
Over the past 5 years, the Financials, Consumer Discretionary and Healthcare sectors have been top performers in the month after buyback blackout periods, according to a CNBC analysis using Kensho.
Since 1980, there have been only five other occurrences in which the S&P 500 gained between 5% and 10% in January. This tended to be a positive sign for the remainder of the year.
The Industrials sector has led the pack in early 2019, on pace to end around 10% higher at the end of January. It would be the best monthly performance for the sector since October of 2011.
Financials has been the worst-performing of the major market sectors, and Information Technology ultimately ends up as the Q4 season winner.
European Central Bank President Mario Draghi is speaking at the institution's headquarters in Frankfurt following its latest monetary policy decision.
Berry Petroleum went public in July, 2018. In celebration of the recent listing, executives rang the closing bell at the Nasdaq.
This week, Apple is expected to announce the next generation of iPhones along with new hardware and software. Investors will soon find out that Apple isn't the only company to reap the benefits of its product bonanza.
Consumer discretionary was the second-best performing sector in the month of August - gaining nearly five percent, but history indicates that likely won't last.