A positive January has historically been a bullish sign for stocks. Yale Hirsch, creator of the “Stock
Trader’s Almanac”, first discovered this seasonal pattern back in 1972, which he called the January
Barometer and coined its popular tagline of ‘As goes January, so goes this year.’ Here, we assess the
likelihood that this popular stock market adage delivers more gains for investors this year. The weight
of the evidence leans toward yes, as we explain.

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