LunaticTrader

Investing with the Moon

Performance

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):

long term

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 eight years (from summer 2009 until now) the Nasdaq has gained a total of 5331 points in our lunar green periods, versus a gain of 214 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.

2018 Performance (year to date)

Period Nasdaq Close Green Period Red Period
4 Jan 7078
4 Jan – 20 Jan 7336 +258
20 Jan – 3 Feb 7241 -95
3 Feb – 19 Feb 7239 -2
19 Feb – 4 Mar 7258 +19
4 Mar – 20 Mar 7364 +106
20 Mar – 3 Apr 6941 -423
3 Apr – 18 Apr 7295 +354
18 Apr – 3 May 7088 -207
3 May – 18 May 7354 +266
18 May – 2 Jun 7554 +200
2 Jun – 16 Jun 7746 +192
16 Jun – 1 Jul 7510 -236
1 Jul – 15 Jul 7826 +316
15 Jul – 31 Jul 7672 -154
31 Jul – 14 Aug 7871 +199
14 Aug –
Total: +1689 -896

Previous years:

2017 Performance

Period Nasdaq Close Green Period Red Period
1 Jan 5383
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 – 29 Apr 6048 +243
29 Apr – 14 May 6121 +73
14 May – 28 May 6210 +89
28 May – 12 Jun 6175 -35
12 Jun – 26 Jun 6247 +72
26 Jun – 12 Jul 6261 +14
12 Jul – 26 Jul 6423 +162
26 Jul – 11 Aug 6217 -206
11 Aug – 24 Aug 6271 +54
24 Aug – 9 Sep 6360 +89
9 Sep – 23 Sep 6427 +67
23 Sep – 8 Oct 6590 +163
8 Oct – 23 Oct 6587 -3
23 Oct – 6 Nov 6786 +199
6 Nov – 21 Nov 6862 +76
21 Nov – 6 Dec 6776 -86
6 Dec – 21 Dec 6965 +189
21 Dec – 4 Jan 7078 +113
Total: +1125 +570

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  4. Helen nelvis said

    Where can i find the dates for red and green period for the rest of the year? Thank you

 
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