Is October Really the Most Volatile and Worst Month For Stock Market Returns?


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As October is here naturally the stories start to appear around volatility and historical market returns. Many people assume October is the worst month for the stock market. Is October the most volatile? What is the average stock market returns by month? In this episode we will review and answer those questions. Plus, is it more important for the market to expect volatility in the “implied volatility” vs historical volatility?

Stock market returns in October

Stock market volatility in October

Historical stock market returns by month

Stock market volatility by month

Implied Volatility vs. Historical Volatility

Importance of just being hedged

Mentioned in this Episode:

Derek Moore’s book Broken Pie Chart

MarketWatch article stock market volatility by month

Why investors need a hedging strategy to protect portfolio downside

Podcast reviewing historical stock market returns by presidents and parties

Podcast Episode Robin Hood Option Traders and option pricing and market maker delta hedging

Contact Derek

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