Halloween Strategy

An investment technique in which an investor sells stocks before May 1 and refrains from reinvesting in the stock market until October 31, in order to increase capital gains. The Halloween strategy is based on the premise that most capital gains are made between October 31 (Halloween) and May 1, and that the other six months of the year should be spent investing in other investment types or not at all.

The Halloween strategy is closely-related to the phrase, "Sell in May and then walk away", referring to the six months between May 1 and October 31. This strategy is heavily based on the concept of seasonality, specifically that stocks perform better in the winter months than they do in the summer months. This strategy is contrary to the buy-and-hold strategy, in which an investor may ride out down months.


Investment dictionary. . 2012.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Halloween Documents — The Halloween documents comprise a series of confidential Microsoft memoranda on potential strategies relating to free software, open source software, and to Linux in particular, and a series of responses to these memoranda. Both the leaked… …   Wikipedia

  • Halloween indicator — The Halloween indicator is a theory that the period from November to April inclusive has significantly stronger stock market growth on average than the other months. This gives rise to an investment strategy known by the saying Sell in May and go …   Wikipedia

  • Microsoft Halloween documents leak — The so called Halloween documents comprise a series of confidential Microsoft memoranda on potential strategies relating to free software, open source software, and to Linux in particular; and a series of responses to these memoranda. Both the… …   Wikipedia

  • List of The Nightmare Before Christmas characters — The main characters in The Nightmare Before Christmas from left to right Doctor Finklestein, the Mayor, Sally, Jack, Barrel, Santa Claus, Zero, Lock, Shock and Oogie Boogie. This article lists characters seen in the film The Nightmare Before… …   Wikipedia

  • FunOrb — URL www.funorb.com Commercial? Yes Type of site Internet/Browser games …   Wikipedia

  • Disney Channel — For the Disney Channel in other countries, see Disney Channel (international). Disney Channel Launched April 18, 1983 Owned by Disney ABC Television Group (The Walt Disney Company …   Wikipedia

  • Characters of Kingdom Hearts — A piece of promotional artwork for Kingdom Hearts II Final Mix+ that showcases the main characters of the series; Sora appears twice in the center in two different outfit …   Wikipedia

  • Dracula 3: The Path of the Dragon — Developer(s) Kheops Studio Publisher(s) Microïds, Encore Games (US) …   Wikipedia

  • List of Nitrome Limited games — This is a list of the games made by Nitrome. Contents 1 Main games 2 Mini games 3 Mobile games 4 Notes 5 …   Wikipedia

  • List of The Nostalgia Critic episodes — The Nostalgia Critic is a Web review series hosted by Doug Walker. The series began in July 2007 on YouTube, but after having a large amount of his episodes removed from YouTube, those, along with new ones, started appearing in April 2008 on… …   Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.