Best Stocks to Buy in May

This calculator finds the best stocks to buy or sell in a given month by analyzing the historical seasonal trends of U.S. stocks. For each stock, it calculates the month it is most likely to be at an annual low (the best month to buy), and which month it is most likely to be at an annual high (the best month to sell). Use the "volatility" dropdown to choose how risky (volatile) the stocks can be. Choosing a lower number will choose lower risk stocks.

Best Stocks to in with volatility below

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RankTickerCompany NameAverage Change in MayBest Month To BuyBest Month To SellVolatilityHow Many Weeks Of Data
1IBNDSPDRÂ Blmbg Barclays Intl Corp Bd ETF-2% January September 6.54422
2RMBHXRMB Fund A-2% January November 8.76307
3SPXCYSingapore Exchange Limited-2% June December 9.06317
4AUBYXINVESCO WORLD BOND FUND CLASS Y-2% January September 8.01507
5RMBJXRMB Fund C-1% April November 9.19307
6RVNUXtrackers Municipal Infras Rev Bd ETF-1% March December 8.79263
7GRESIQ Global Resources ETF-1% June March 8.14451
8IHYVanEck Vectors Intl Hi Yld Bd ETF-1% March December 8.91324
9TWIIXTHOMAS WHITE EMERGING MARKETS FUND CLASS I-1% December August 9.89285
10AUBCXINVESCO WORLD BOND FUND CLASS C-1% January October 8.74638
11FITVXFIRST INVESTORS TOTAL RETURN FUND INSTITUTIONAL CLASS-1% January December 8.53272
12MLIIXBNY MELLON INTERNATIONAL EQUITY INCOME FUND INVESTOR-1% February October 9.86340
13FITUXFIRST INVESTORS TOTAL RETURN FUND ADVISOR CLASS-1% January December 8.17272
14GVSPXALLIANZGI RETIREMENT 2025 FUND CLASS P-1% January December 8.22337
15SHRMXSTONE RIDGE HIGH YIELD REINSURANCE RISK PREMIUM FUND CLASS M-1% January December 8.56281
16RCTUFReef Casino Trust-1% January November 8.42314
17XGBAXGuggenheim Build Amrc Bnds Mngd Drtn Trs-1% January December 9.94398
18ABYEXAB EMERGING MARKETS MULTI-ASSET PORTFOLIO ADVISOR CLASS-1% December August 9.32355
19SRGAXSTRINGER GROWTH FUND CLASS A SHARES-1% January December 9.87272
20ETFAXSTADION TACTICAL GROWTH FUND CLASS A-1% January December 8.58272
20AEQIXASCENDANT DEEP VALUE CONVERTIBLES FUND ASCENDANT DEEP VALUE CONVERTIBLES FUND CLASS I SHARES-1% January December 6.10337
22QLTAiShares Aaa - A Rated Corporate Bond ETF-1% February December 5.75331
22SRGCXSTRINGER GROWTH FUND CLASS C SHARES-1% January December 8.91272
24ETFCXSTADION TACTICAL GROWTH FUND CLASS C-1% January December 7.68272
24GMODXGMO OPPORTUNISTIC INCOME FUND CLASS VI-1% January December 6.09337
26CSQIXCREDIT SUISSE MULTIALTERNATIVE STRATEGY FUND CLASS I SHARES-1% January December 4.66325
27RSKIXCCA AGGRESSIVE RETURN FUND INSTITUTIONAL CLASS-1% January December 7.26285
28PRTLXPutnam RetirementReady 2055 Fund Cl Y-1% January December 9.97307
28PGTQXPRUDENTIAL GLOBAL TOTAL RETURN FUND-1% March October 6.34333
30GAKAXKELLNER MERGER FUND INVESTOR CLASS-1% January September 3.70285
30BONDPIMCO Active Bond ETF-1% March October 5.84329
32VEGAAdvisorShares STAR Global Buy-Write ETF-1% February November 8.15300
32GOBFXLEGG MASON BW GLOBAL OPPORTUNITIES BOND FUND CLASS FI-1% February August 9.60441
34PRRFXPutnam RetirementReady 2055 Fund Class A-1% January December 9.72307
35PRRVXPutnam RetirementReady 2055 Fund Cl R-1% January December 9.48307
35JIPPXSTRATEGIC INCOME OPPORTUNITIES FUND CLASS R2-1% January October 5.89329
37NAVCXNAVIGATOR EQUITY HEDGED FUND NAVIGATOR EQUITY HEDGED FUND CLASS C SHARES-1% October January 6.10390
38ALPIXHATTERAS ALPHA HEDGED STRATEGIES FUND INSTITUTIONAL CLASS-1% April December 3.94337
38FTAGXSALIENT TACTICAL GROWTH FUND CLASS A-1% January December 8.98432
40VCCCXCAPITAL CONSERVATION FUND CAPITAL CONSERVATION FUND-1% April September 3.77963
41TFHVXTCW/GARGOYLE HEDGED VALUE FUND N CLASS-1% January December 7.57285
41MNOCXMAINSTAY NEW YORK TAX FREE OPPORTUNITIES FUND CLASS C-1% February December 7.45318
43ACVVXAC ALTERNATIVES MARKET NEUTRAL VALUE FUND INVESTOR CLASS-1% January December 5.29346
44VDAFXDYNAMIC ALLOCATION FUND DYNAMIC ALLOCATION FUND-1% February December 6.91286
44PSGTXPSG TACTICAL GROWTH FUND PSG TACTICAL GROWTH FUND-1% January July 5.31319
44XHEQXJohn Hancock Hedged Equity & Income Fund-1% January July 8.18367
47LCSIXLOCORR LONG/SHORT COMMODITIES STRATEGY FUND CLASS I-1% February December 9.08335
47PDRDXDIVERSIFIED REAL ASSET FUND INSTITUTIONAL CLASS-1% January July 8.54431
49TSIPXTIAA-CREF LIFESTYLE INCOME FUND PREMIER CLASS-1% January October 6.77341
49FMYIXFEDERATED MUNICIPAL HIGH YIELD ADVANTAGE FUND INSTITUTIONAL SHARES-1% January September 8.31261
51PACDXPutnam Dynamic Asset Allocation Conserva-1% January December 9.92311
52RPIIXT. ROWE PRICE INSTITUTIONAL INTERNATIONAL BOND FUND T. ROWE PRICE INSTITUTIONAL INTERNATIONAL BOND FUND-1% January September 7.74546
53ALISXAC ALTERNATIVES EQUITY MARKET NEUTRAL FUND I CLASS-1% February December 5.40650
53CSACXCREDIT SUISSE MANAGED FUTURES STRATEGY FUND CLASS C-1% June February 9.69298
53EXDEaton Vance Tax-Advantaged Bond and Option Strategies Fund-1% March October 7.52417
56BWXSPDRÂ Blmbg Barclays Intl Trs Bd ETF-1% January August 7.25558
57MNAIQ Merger Arbitrage ETF-1% January July 8.58448
57FUBFXFIDELITY U.S. BOND INDEX FUND CLASS F-1% January November 7.05441
57FXFInvesco CurrencyShares Swiss Franc-1% November April 9.78625
57JIPCXSTRATEGIC INCOME OPPORTUNITIES FUND CLASS C-1% January July 9.78442
61MXSJXGREAT-WEST SECUREFOUNDATION LIFETIME 2015 FUND INVESTOR CLASS-1% January December 5.77448
62SLDAXSIIT LONG DURATION CREDIT FUND SIIT LONG DURATION CREDIT FUND - CLASS A-1% February October 9.18311
63TGGFXTCW GLOBAL BOND FUND CLASS N% January September 2.91337
64TWWOXINTERMEDIATE-TERM TAX-FREE BOND FUND A CLASS% March October 6.29433
65SSICXSIERRA STRATEGIC INCOME FUND SIERRA STRATEGIC INCOME FUND CLASS C SHARES% January August 5.42337
66COGIXCOGNIOS MARKET NEUTRAL LARGE CAP FUND INSTITUTIONAL CLASS% February July 4.26285
66ALHIXAC ALTERNATIVES EQUITY MARKET NEUTRAL FUND INVESTOR CLASS% February December 4.80650
66CSQCXCREDIT SUISSE MULTIALTERNATIVE STRATEGY FUND CLASS C SHARES% January December 3.19325
66INPCXAMERICAN FUNDS INCOME PORTFOLIO CLASS C% January December 9.84317
66SGDBFThe San-in Godo Bank% February March 9.47563
71OSIIXOppenheimer Global Strtgc Incm Fd Cl I% January December 5.22334
71FIKFXFIDELITY FREEDOM INDEX INCOME FUND INVESTOR CLASS% January September 8.34454
73GAISXAberdeen Diversified Alternatives Fund I% January December 4.79299
73IQDFFlexShares Intl Qual Div ETF% January October 9.44270
75ASIUXMULTI-ASSET REAL RETURN FUND R CLASS% November February 4.78425
76ALIAXAC ALTERNATIVES EQUITY MARKET NEUTRAL FUND A CLASS% October November 4.17650
76SDRCXSWAN DEFINED RISK FUND SWAN DEFINED RISK FUND CLASS C SHARES% January December 5.93285
76GASAXAberdeen Diversified Alterntve Fd Cls A% January December 4.87307
79QAIIQ Hedge Multi-Strategy Tracker ETF% February October 6.83482
79GDCFXGOLDMAN SACHS DYNAMIC ALLOCATION FUND CLASS C% October September 5.43389
79TBIPXTIAA-CREF BOND INDEX FUND PREMIER CLASS% January November 6.45441
82OMOIXVIVALDI MULTI-STRATEGY FUND CLASS I SHARES% June October 5.95320
82PNIIXBOND MARKET INDEX FUND INSTITUTIONAL CLASS% January November 6.95442
84GSRTXGOLDMAN SACHS ABSOLUTE RETURN TRACKER FUND CLASS IR SHARES% February December 7.51494
84RSIAXVICTORY STRATEGIC INCOME FUND CLASS A% January December 8.60441
84MPLDXSHORT DURATION INCOME PORTFOLIO CLASS I SHARES% January November 7.78963
87MGBLXMFS GLOBAL BOND FUND R2% January August 3.98420
87GSFRXGOLDMAN SACHS HIGH YIELD FLOATING RATE FUND INSTITUTIONAL SHARES% January December 6.30337
87TBIRXTIAA-CREF BOND INDEX FUND RETIREMENT CLASS% January October 6.37441
90JXGIXJPMORGAN ACCESS GROWTH FUND INSTITUTIONAL CLASS% February December 6.85446
90GABFXGMO ASSET ALLOCATION BOND FUND CLASS VI% January October 4.60483
90MWCIXMETROPOLITAN WEST UNCONSTRAINED BOND FUND CLASS I% January December 7.52350
93EMCBWisdomTree Emerging Markets Corp Bd ETF% March December 6.38328
93PMZIXPIMCO MORTGAGE OPPORTUNITIES FUND INSTITUTIONAL CLASS% January December 6.57285
93MGVNXMAINSTAY GOVERNMENT FUND INVESTOR CLASS% February October 6.45538
93WAUCXWESTERN ASSET TOTAL RETURN UNCONSTRAINED FUND CLASS C% January December 3.99320
97QGRBXOppenheimer Gbl Alloc Fd Cl B% January October 9.05307
97PMZPXPIMCO MORTGAGE OPPORTUNITIES FUND CLASS P% January December 6.40285
97JULCXMULTIMANAGER LIFESTYLE CONSERVATIVE PORTFOLIO CLASS R6% January December 8.02355
100JDFNXJANUS FLEXIBLE BOND FUND CLASS N% February October 3.91316
Some would argue that when choosing between two stocks with a similar rank, you should choose the one with more weeks of data. (Please consult a financial advisor before making any investment decisions.)