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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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An Update On The Small Cap Effect

An Update On The Small Cap Effect

Small cap U.S. indices such as the Russell 2000 Index have a history of outperforming big cap indices such as the S&P 500 Index from the middle of December to early March. What happened to the “Small Cap Effect” this year? Seasonal influences Thackray’s 2010 Investor’s Guide notes

03.20.2010| Timing The Market |

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