SPX August Returns
Yes the market is on a tear. It’s in a bull market yada yada yada…
On average August returns are slightly negative -.01%.
It is common knowledge that August is seasonably weak along with September. Below is a chart of SPX returns from 1980:
Here what historically has happened when SPX finished July over 5% and over 15% for the year through July.
So odds favor a pullback into August with a 60% probability that August closes red and average return of -1%.