Best/worst performing months for the S&P 500

Ranking 5-year monthly performances from worst to best


Historically, March has been a positive month and perhaps a bit lucky. It is far and away the best performing month for the S&P 500 over the last five years, starting with the reversal from the credit crisis low in 2009.

2009-2013: 4.29%

1950-2013: 1.11%

Image courtesy of Umberto Salvagnin. 

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