The Halloween indicator- Gerald Gardner

The Halloween indicator- Gerald Gardner

The Halloween indicator- Gerald Gardner

Also known as “Sell in May and go away,” is a well-known seasonal strategy that investors apply to the financial markets. This strategy was introduced by Gerald Gardner in  October 2012  "Stocks & Commodities" magazine. 

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PROFILE: Stock and bond trader. In-depth knowledge of market making and running client prop book. Algorithmic trader and trading systems developer. SPECIALITY: London GDR’s & Kazakh cash equities, Eurobonds and international future contracts on indices & currencies. Proprietary trader, long/short for maximum returns. More than 14 years of International career in front office positions, as head trader and head of trading in Investment banks. Experienced market maker for more than 50 emerging market securities.

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