The U.S. stock market is entering the fateful month of May. History suggests that May begins a seasonally more challenging time for stocks, hence the “sell in May and go away” adage investors have come to know so well. But the behavior of markets has changed quite a bit in the supercharged years since the calming of the financial crisis, which has thrown a number of these old rules into question. Thus, it is reasonable to consider whether it makes sense now that it is May to sell and go away or if it makes more sense to stay and play the market instead.
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