Since 1950, investing in S&P 500 stocks during “lunar green periods” has consistently outperformed the “lunar red periods” (note: the Green Periods start about 3 days after Full Moon):
Below we track the performance of these lunar red and green periods since the start of this blog.
We base it on the most basic strategy: buying stocks at the end of red period and selling them at the end of green period. Daily Nasdaq closing prices are used.
Over the last seven years (summer 2009 – winter 2016) the Nasdaq has gained a total of 2693 points in our lunar green periods, versus a gain of 786 points in the lunar red periods (when more weakness is expected). So, it continues to work well.
For more advanced strategies and software to calculate the exact starts of lunar Green and Red periods, you are welcome to download our LunaticTrader ebook and software.
2017 Performance (year to date)
|Period||Nasdaq Close||Green Period||Red Period|
|1 Jan – 15 Jan||5574||+191|
|15 Jan – 31 Jan||5615||+41|
|31 Jan – 14 Feb||5783||+168|
|14 Feb – 1 Mar||5904||+121|
|1 Mar – 15 Mar||5900||-4|
|15 Mar – 30 Mar||5914||+14|
|30 Mar – 14 Apr||5805||-109|
|14 Apr –|