Market Commentary September 2017

Please find this month’s Market Commentary newsletter which contains our view on the stock market based upon fundamental and technical analysis along with some recommended investments for the current market.

After the summer lull, things get exciting again for investors in September in what is historically the worst performing month of the year, falling on average 1.1%, 56% of the time. It is even worse for the mid-caps with the FTSE 100 historically outperforming the FTSE 250 by 0.7%. Whilst past calendar month performance should not be seen as an indicator of future performance, all investors would do well to remember that experienced investors are aware of seasonal patterns in the market. These market veterans are not likely to “fight the tape” should a seasonal pattern begin to prevail.