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Seasonal Analysis of XLB (Materials Select Sector SPDR Fund)


Seasonal Analysis

Using data from 12/22/1998 to 8/10/2020 for XLB (Materials Select Sector SPDR Fund), this program was able to calculate the following historical seasonal cycles for this stock:
Historically, the best month to buy XLB is January
Historically, the best month to sell XLB is December

In January, XLB is historically down by -4.77%
In February, XLB is historically down by -2.78%
In March, XLB is historically down by -3.18%
In April, XLB is historically up by 0.37%
In May, XLB is historically up by 1.83%
In June, XLB is historically up by 2.50%
In July, XLB is historically up by 0.24%
In August, XLB is historically down by -1.28%
In September, XLB is historically up by 0.83%
In October, XLB is historically down by -0.58%
In November, XLB is historically up by 2.81%
In December, XLB is historically up by 4.00%

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See Also: Fourier Analysis of XLB
 
 
General Statistics
Number of Data Points1130
Start Date of Data12/22/1998
End Date of Data8/10/2020
Minimum Value of Adjusted Close10.82
Maximum Value of Adjusted Close62.31
Average Value of Adjusted Close30.42
Median Value of Adjusted Close28.45
Standard Deviation of Adjusted Close14.24
Coefficient of Variation for Adjusted Close 46.82%
  Notes: "Adjusted Close" means closing price was adjusted for splits and dividends; Weekly (not daily) Adjusted close price was used for calculations; 
The average ("mean") and median are measures of central tendency.

For the given time period, the price of XLB tends towards a value in the vicinity of 30.42 (the mean) and 28.45 (the median).

Standard Deviation and Coefficient Of Variation are measures of dispersion. These can be used to measure the volatility (risk) of a security, and also to estimate the expected ranges of the price.

Assuming a normal distribution, we expect to see 68% of values within one Standard Deviation of the mean (average), 95% of the values within two standard deviations of the mean, and 99% of the values within three standard deviations of the mean.

If the price of XLB goes above 44.66 (mean + 1 standard deviation) or below 16.18 (mean - 1 standard deviation), then the reader is urged to investigate further for a possible buying or selling opportunity.

If the price of XLB goes above 58.90 (mean + 2 standard deviations) or below 1.93 (mean - 2 standard deviations), then the reader is urged to investigate further as this would be an unusual event.



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