Historically it’s way better to invest at market close than at market open, most gains occur overnight

by _amc_

Found this 2018 article, interesting/fun fact: The Stock Market Works by Day, but It Loves the Night

  • If you had bought the SPY at the last second of trading on each business day since 1993 and sold at the market open the next day — capturing all of the net after-hour gains — your cumulative price gain would be 571%
  • On the other hand, if you had done the reverse, buying the ETF at the first second of regular trading every morning at 9:30 a.m. and selling at the 4 p.m. close, you would be down 4.4%
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Chart: i.imgur.com/YPTjg3v.jpg

Disclaimer – I’m not posting this to endorse the above strategy, I prefer to buy and hold.

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Disclaimer: This information is only for educational purposes. Do not make any investment decisions based on the information in this article. Do you own due diligence or consult your financial professional before making any investment decision.


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