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The October Effect: 5 Facts You Need To Know

October is notorious for being the month where we see yearly lows in the stock market. The impact of this institutional selling is a significant factor to what has become known as the “October Effect.”

Institutions include: Pension funds, Mutual funds and banks. They control approximately $45 trillion in stock market assets in the United States. 

This represents approximately 70% of the total value of the US stock market.

To visualize the impact of institutional selling on individual investors, imagine the old saying, “When elephants dance, the grass gets trampled.”

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