Should you Christmas-shop the market? It turns out there’s a seasonality to finance, too

Should you Christmas-shop the market? It turns out there’s a seasonality to finance, too

Seasonality is a familiar concept when it comes to retail sales. December is always the biggest month, with sales about 20 percent higher than the average month. Its seasonal factor is therefore 1.20; to get the seasonally adjusted figure, divide the raw numbers by 1.20. Read more…

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