The January Barometer is an investing theory that suggests that the performance of the stock market in the month of January can be used to predict the performance of the stock market for the rest of the year. According to the theory – first posited by Yale Hirsch in 1972 - if the stock market rises in January, then it is likely to rise for the rest of the year.
For the last few weeks global markets have seen periods of greater than average volatility resulting from several factors including the rise of the Covid-19 virus, stimulus packages in response to the economic impacts of the virus, and an oil war between Russia and Saudi Arabia.
The last couple of weeks has been tough (unless you’re short S&P futures!). In this article we look back at previous crashes to see what we can expect to happen next.
Although this article is focused on Entry Triggers for trade initiation, the successful trader knows that Entry Triggers are just one component of success.