President Election Cycles Stocks — What Are They? (Backtest)

In the United States, a presidential election is held every four years. Those presidential elections have been observed to affect many government sectors, including legislation, international relations, and even the stock market. This occurrence inspired the concept of presidential election cycles. But what exactly are they? The presidential election cycle theory is a stock market…

The Easter Holiday Effect In Trading (Holy Thursday – Best Day Of The Year For Stocks?)

Easter is a Christian holiday celebrated across the world. But does it affect trading on the U.S. stock exchanges and other financial markets? We look at how the stock market performs before and after the Easter holiday. Additionally, we specifically look at the performance of stocks the day before Good Friday – Holy Thursday. Easter…

Which Trading Hour Is The Best? When Should You Buy And Sell During The Day?

Which trading hour is the best? Does the time of day make a difference when trading? When should you buy and sell during the trading day? Seasonal trading strategies can take many forms and in any time frame. This article looks at intraday data for some of the most traded futures contracts. There is no…

The 4th of July Holiday Effect In Trading (Independence Day Effect – Backtest)

The 4th of July (Independence Day) is one of the federal holidays in the US. How does it affect the US financial markets? The US financial markets do not open on the 4th of July, being a federal holiday to mark US independence. No trading takes place on any of the U.S. stock exchanges and…

The Holiday Effect In Stock Markets (Holiday Effect On The Stock Market)

The Holiday effect system in the stock market is a well-known anomaly and seasonality. Is there a way to profit from the holiday effect seasonality? Are there any holiday effects in the stock markets? If so, which holiday is the best? The holiday effect strategy seems to be significant for Independence Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas….