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Monthly Moves: Flat September Hides a Volatile Index, and Will October Live Up To Its Fame?


As you can see, the big deal now is October, which has the lowest average return, the second lowest median return and the second highest volatility (Standard Deviation) in the year. Perhaps because of results as well!

Annual Returns Now -4%

Year to Date returns are negative, and if we look at “Till September” returns for all years, we find that the trend till September typically determines the “up/down” for the full year (only 3 of the last 20 years showed otherwise).


And The Sensex Too

As a trader you would find it funny to hear of the Sensex as a return benchmark, but apparently many people track it and we have data for a longer period. So here goes:



Here’s wishing for a wild October!

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