I’m sure I’m not the only one who’s grown weary of the media’s “Sell In May” obsession in the last several weeks. In my case, I felt this old piece of stock market wisdom would be late by at least two weeks here in 2013. (But, as of early May, I was wrong.)
It was a shaky 1998 start, but the U.S. equity markets got it together after the big hit on January 9th (-3%).
If the Index does shift to the positive side, how can you (in view of your own intrinsic value work) justify aggressively buying stocks? Considering the downside risk, is it really worth it to aggressively buy equities if your Index now turns positive? If your Index does turn positive, what are the chances it might be a whipsaw?