“Sell in May” and Other Follies of Investing

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"Sell in May and walk away" goes the hoary cliché. In this month’s issue, ING Chief Market Strategist Douglas Coté, CFA argues that this strategy may seem good in theory, but is bad in practice. The equity pull-back this month, as Treasuries roared ahead, is a short but genuine demonstration of how diversification can help investors be successful. Keep the focus on fundamentals: equity valuations are now well below 1999 levels in the midst of a synchronized global expansion.

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