Historically the week following June's triple witching options expiration has been "horrendous" according to StockTradersAlmanac.
In fact, in post-election years since 1953, June still ranks poorly and its average loss for DJIA and S&P 500 increases to –1.2% and –0.7% respectively compared to –0.3% and –0.01% in all years. DJIA in particular struggles, advancing in just three post-election year Junes (1977, 1985 and 1997). NASDAQ and Russell 2000 fare best in June, posting modest average gains.
Throw into the mix the concern that the Fed will be discussing possible avenues to ease off of the QE gas pedal at their June and July meetings and you have more reason to possibly see weakness as the Summer doldrums begin.
The Monday of Triple-Witching Week the Dow has been down ten of the last sixteen years.…