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3 Feb 2017 (AFR) – History shows February a tough month for sharemarkets

(3 February 2017, AFR, p30, by Philip Baker)

‘February is usually a good month for the sharemarket. But not when its the year after the US president gets elected and definitely not if that president is elected for the first time. When that happens, February turns into a very bad month for investors. January often gets a burst of buying in the absence of many regular investors being in the office, which sometimes sends share prices rising. This can also extend to the first few months of a new calendar year.’

Read more at AFR.com (might need AFR login access, or try: AFR.com/trial)

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