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  • Writer's pictureMatthew Lawson

September and October Historical Volatility

I hope this message finds you well! I wanted to take a moment to provide you with some insights regarding historical volatility in the investment market, specifically focusing on the months of September and October. Understanding these patterns can be valuable in making informed investment decisions.

September and October have historically been known for higher levels of volatility in the market. While it's important to note that past performance is not always indicative of future results, analyzing historical data can provide us with some valuable information.

In September, market volatility tends to rise as investors return from the summer months and reassess their portfolios. This period has often been associated with increased market activity, making it crucial to carefully monitor your investments and stay informed about any major economic events or news that might impact the market.

Moving into October, we often witness heightened market volatility due to a combination of factors. One primary factor is the release of third-quarter earnings reports, which can lead to significant price movements for individual stocks. Additionally, geopolitical events or any unexpected economic news can also contribute to increased volatility during this month.

While volatility can be unsettling, it's important to remember that it also presents opportunities for potential gains. A well-diversified portfolio that takes into account your risk tolerance and investment goals can help navigate these fluctuations.

To make the most of these challenging periods, it's crucial to stay informed and stay focused on your long-term investment strategy. Consider working closely with your financial advisor to assess your portfolio's exposure to risk and make any necessary adjustments to ensure it aligns with your investment objectives.

If you have any specific concerns or questions about your investments during these months, please don't hesitate to reach out. We are here to provide you with guidance and support in navigating the ever-changing investment landscape.

Here's to continued success in your investment journey!

The views expressed are not necessarily the opinion of Cadaret Grant, and should not be construed directly or indirectly, as an offer to buy or sell any securities mentioned herein. Investing is subject to risks including loss of principal invested. Past performance is not a guarantee of future results. No strategy can assure a profit nor protect against loss. Please note that individual situations can vary. Therefore, the information should be relied upon only when coordinated with individual professional advice.

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