Over the last 36 years whose first five days resulted in a stock market increase, 31 of those years experienced an overall good year for stocks. While that’s a good track record, it’s not an infallible indicator. There are three trading days left in 2008, a lost cause for the stock market.
This method has an 86% success ratio. Will you make any investing decisions based on the market’s performance during the first five trading days of January?