The Easter Holiday Effect in Trading (Holy Thursday – Is It The 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…

Which Time Of The Day Is The Most Volatile In Trading? (Facts And Statistics For Stocks, Gold, Oil, And Swiss Franc)

What time of the day is the most volatile in trading? Most traders assume the first and last hour of trading (in any market) is the most volatile of the day. News from overnight trading needs to be discounted when…

The Power of Which Trading Days: Analyzing S&P 500, Gold, and Treasuries (Data Driven Analysis)

We are strong believers in seasonal trading strategies, and one of the best seasonalities is specific trading days of the month. Most articles about seasonal trading refer to calendar days, but a much more accurate trading term is the trading…

Seasonal Trading Strategy For DAX 40 And German Stocks (Rules, Setup, Backtest, Performance Analysis)

Many investors focus on searching for seasonalities in the US stock market. However, seasonal patterns can also be exploited in international stock markets.  Today we will show you a seasonal trading strategy for the German stock market. It is based…

4-Year Presidential Election Cycles in the Stock Market – Election Year Seasonality

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 4-year presidential…

The Santa Claus Rally In DAX And Euro Stoxx 50 – Unveiling End-of-Year Market Momentum (Rules, Backtest, Results)

The Santa Claus Rally in DAX and Euro Stoxx 50 Our backtests show significantly better performance during the Christmas season and the end of the year. The Santa Claus rally is no myth in Europe, either! The end of year…

Election Day Performance in Stock Markets: Backtest Analysis

The US has two main political parties, with different ideologies and policy directions. It is expected that the party that controls the White House and Congress can have a huge impact on equities markets. But what has been the election…

Christmas/Santa Claus Rally in Gold and Gold Miners: Seasonality, Rules, Backtest and Performance Analysis

Christmas Day is one of the federal holidays in the US. It’s a well-known “fact” that there is normally a Santa Claus rally in stocks, but do we see the same tendencies in the gold price? Is there a Christmas/Santa…