Monthly Archives: October 2020

Hold My Beer

In my Monday post I promised you a volatile week and judging by the past two sessions the market does not intend to disappoint. If you take what historically is already the most volatile week of the entire year, add a heaping of political brinksmanship, a controversial presidential election process, ongoing riots, burning cities, an impending release of classified information by the DOJ, and a healthy dash of good old fashioned MSM hyperbole, then you’ve got yourself a veritable tinderbox of market volatility just waiting to be unleashed.

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The October Roller Coaster

It’s the first Monday in October and that means it’s time to talk monthly statistics. Which are actually super interesting if you’re a stats nerd like me. But even if you’re not you should take heed as there are many misconceptions about this months floating around out there. So let me try to set the record straight, and I’ve brought plenty of exhibits to back up my bold claims.

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The Plot Thickens

For the past four sessions equities happily floated along in cruise control, fully in line with an anticipated positive close as suggested by the seasonal statistics for week #40 (see my Monday post). However as it is 2020 A.D., and per my rather prescient post on Wednesday, we should have been prepared for the proverbial spanner to once again be thrown into the flaming political train wreck already hurdling toward us.

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