Labor Day to Memorial Day Investment Brings Dow Profits

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The Dow Jones Industrial Average rises an average of 10% between Labor Day and Memorial Day, according to research by stocks and investment website ADVFN (

The period between Labor Day and Memorial Day sees the Dow increase by an average of 10.015%, according to stocks and investment website ADVFN (

Since 1980, the Dow has seen positive returns between the two Federal holidays 21 times. Investors would have been particularly well rewarded for buying on the first trading day after Labor Day in 1985 and staying in the market until the first trading day after Memorial Day in 1986. During this period the Dow increased an amazing 39.4%. However, investing during this time from 1987 to 1988 would have resulted in a 22.2% loss. The period between September 11th 2001 and Memorial Day of 2002 accounted for one of the six occasions where the Dow showed negative returns.

The average point gain between the two holiday dates stands at 454.92, with the Dow seeing a cumulative increase of 12283 points over the period for the last 27 years.

"The period between Labor Day and Memorial Day includes some very strong-performing months such as November, January and April and of course encompasses the Christmas holidays; traditionally a very positive time for the markets. October, associated with stock market crashes, is often assumed to be a bad month for the Dow. However, it is actually benign and historically very good if the one-off effect of Black Monday is excluded," said Clem Chambers, CEO of ADVFN. "It makes sense that this is a good time to be in the markets. That said, with the current market volatility and the potential threat of an emerging bear market, who knows what we will see this time around."

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