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"Sell in May and Go Away" or "Stay and Play"?

"Sell in May and Go Away" or "Stay and Play"?

  We want to explore a topic of discussion that we’ve seen with greater frequency over the past few years.  It pertains to the use of geometric means and arithmetic averages in the calculation of seasonal studies.  Coming into the unfavourable period for stocks, I’m sure you’

05.1.2016| Timing The Market |

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Important Notice pertaining to the Horizons Seasonal Rotation ETF (HAC)

Important Notice pertaining to the Horizons Seasonal Rotation ETF (HAC)

We, Don and Jon Vialoux, submitted our resignation to Horizons ETFs Management Canada Inc. on Friday, August 14, 2015 as research analysts to Horizons Seasonal Rotation ETF (TSX:HAC). Brooke Thackray will continue as lead analyst on the strategy of the ongoing fund. We have been working to refin

08.18.2015| Timing The Market |

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Sector Tendencies During Presidential Election Years

Sector Tendencies During Presidential Election Years

Below are seasonal charts of the stock market sectors during Presidential Election year. For the most part, sectors follow the same pattern as in average years, except for Technology and Materials.   Technology and Materials deviated significantly from their typical path after the month

01.19.2012| Timing The Market |

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Best ETFs for the Santa Claus Rally

Best ETFs for the Santa Claus Rally

One of the best known seasonal events on Wall Street is the Santa Claus Rally. The event occurs from just before Christmas Day to just after New Year’s Day. Investors consider price gains during this period as Santa’s gift to equity markets. The event is more than a guy in a red suit coming to

12.20.2011| Timing The Market |

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Investing in the Small Cap Effect with ETFs

Investing in the Small Cap Effect with ETFs

Small cap U.S. indices have a history of outperforming Big Cap indices from the middle of December to at least the end of February. Will the “Small Cap Effect” happen again this year? Thackray’s 2012 Investor’s Guide notes that the Russell 2000 Index outperforms the Russell 1000 Index fro

12.13.2011| Timing The Market |

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