31 Aug 2017

Written by Damien

Damien is one of the most widely quoted money and investment experts in the national press and has made numerous radio & TV appearances. He created MoneytotheMasses.com while working in the City when he became disillusioned with the way the public were left to fend for themselves because they could not afford financial advice.

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Is September the best time to buy gold?

If you’ve been reading my weekly and monthly newsletters you will know that late summer is traditionally a bad time for equity returns. This seasonal trend forms the basis of the investment mantra ’Sell in May and go away, don't come back till St. Leger Day’. While the Sell in May adage is hit and miss others are more reliable . Take the Santa Rally for example which I’ve shown to exist. However there are lesser known investment adages and trends which traders look to exploit.

One such adage is what I call ‘Fall’s gold’. The premise is that the autumn (the Fall as our American friends call it), in particular September, is the best time of year to buy gold as a seasonal surge in demand drives up the price of gold. The seasonal demand is mainly driven by China and the Indian festival/wedding season at the end of September.

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