S&P 500: A Look at Friday Performance In 2013

It’s Friday the 13th. A day of ominous superstition and bad luck.

I know what you’re thinking:

But not as far as stocks are concerned.

In fact, looking at 2013 in general, for the S&P 500 Friday has provided a solid upside edge.  Of the 48 Friday trading sessions booked this year, 32 (66.67%) of them have been positive; and with an average gain of +0.55%, or +9.82 points based off yesterday’s 1775.5 close.  Flipping the coin over, the 16 losing days have averaged a comparatively modest -0.34%, or -6.04 points.

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In the chart below the 32 positive days are highlighted, with these and other performance statistics. (click image to zoom)

S&P 500 Friday


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