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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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Investors who sold in May 2005 missed out on an incredible rally, as the bull market was in full swing here. (Bear in mind this was when surging home prices started to make consumers feel artificially wealthy.) All told, the S&P 500 actually gained more than 6% between May and September of 2005.

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