A Quick Look at November Seasonality (Dow 30)

Schaeffer's Investment Research
  NOV 01, 2012 9:45 AM

Shedding some light on which components of the Dow have comprised the bulk of the gains over the years.


As we enter November, and the beginning of the seasonally strong period for equities from November-April (opposite of “sell in May, go away”), I’d like to take a quick look at historical Dow Jones Industrial Average (INDEXDJX:.DJI) returns since 1975.

In the table below, I highlight each of the 30 tickers that comprise the index. I have the table sorted by strongest to weakest based upon average November returns. The table is color coded, with green representing strength and red representing weakness within the index (table).

I also included each equities year-to-date percentage return in the far right column (it is also color coded similar to above parameters). I did this so the reader can have a frame of reference going into the new month on how each equity has fared so far this year.

Here are a few stats that stood out to me:

All in all, it appears that the majority of the components fare pretty well during the upcoming month.

As an index, November stands apart as one of the strongest months for the Dow in terms of percentage returns. I hope this post helped shed light on which components have comprised the bulk of these gains over the years.

This article by Chris Prybal was originally published on Schaeffer's Investment Research.

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