It is often said that the month of March comes in like a lion but goes out like a lamb. While that phrase alludes to the weather, it will be interesting to see if the market’s recent increase in price swings persists in the new month now upon us. Overall, there is still little doubt we are in a strong intermediate-term uptrend. But the violent indecision is likely setting us up either for a deeper correction than the 3% pullback we have already seen, or instead a nasty bear trap before we head on higher. I want to be prepared and nimble enough for either scenario.
Regarding the long side, here are four stocks which have dominated the month of March for years on end. Courtesy of The PPT algorithm’s seasonality feature, you can see the average return in the month of March, what percentages of the time in March they were up, and the number data points.
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