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DIY Investor: Timing is everything

"Sometimes you win, often you don’t"

By Andy Davis   May 2017

At about this time every year, the stock market adage “sell in May and go away” returns to haunt us, counselling investors to get out of the market while the weather is fine and there’s fun to be had elsewhere. They should not return until St Leger Day in mid-September, the ditty continues, thereby ensuring a satisfying rhyme to round off this hoary piece of financial advice.

Numerous researchers have examined the validity of the statement but as far as I’m aware have yet to demonstrate its worth as an…

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