Legendary investor Warren Buffett told his faithful over the weekend that the U.S. economy is “red hot,” suggesting money in an index fund is better served than picking stocks. That advice comes as investors face what could be a seasonally weak period for equities.
The “sell in May and go away” adage dictates that from now to October is often a less profitable and more bumpy time for stocks, partly as the weather warms up and big traders spend more time vacationing, leaving behind junior traders and opening the door to volatility.
A stock hiatus doesn’t seem like a crazy idea right now.
Hovering near all-time highs, the S&P 500
has gained for three straight months and the economy is indeed rebounding hard from the pandemic. And pent-up demand for a summer vacation and plenty of vaccines in the U.S., at least, justifies going away...read more...