After the worst start to a year after 28 days for the S&P 500, 2016 has bounced back nicely. In fact, as of September 5, the S&P 500 was up 6.7% (on a price basis) year to date, versus the average for September 5 since 1950, of up 5.2%. It’s safe to say that during the first week of February, not many would have ever expected that, but it has happened.
So, what’s next? Well, looking at seasonality, the second half of September tends to see a peak, followed by equity weakness into late October. Will it happen this year is anyone’s guess, as 2016 has been anything but a normal year for equities; yet history would say, be careful here.
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