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Will ‘Sell in May and Go Away’ Take Hold in 2013 After All?

S&P 500 charts from the past decade illustrate why we shouldn't start panicking about the recent market turbulence

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Technically speaking, March 2003 was the beginning of the bull market following the implosion of numerous dot-com stocks, and the impact of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. The earliest part of bull markets are generally the strongest ones, so even though there were plenty of doubters at the time, raw bullishness never even gave the sellers a chance to sink their teeth into stocks until mid-June … and even then, the bulls quickly took over again.

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