Selling in May: The end of the beginning?

Take forecasts beyond Q2 with a pinch of salt

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Investment Week acting editor Lauren Mason
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Investment Week acting editor Lauren Mason

Investors will be familiar with the old adage "sell in May, go away, come back on St Leger's Day", which originated from a time when financiers would escape to the country during the hotter months and return in time for the end of the race.

While trading can slow down during the summer, this has widely been debunked as a myth or an old wives' tale by numerous investment professionals over the years. And as we enter May, it seems as though...

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