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Benj Gallander of the Contra Guys.
Benj Gallander of the Contra Guys.
(Tibor Kolley/The Globe & Mail)

Contra guys: What you miss when you 'sell in May and go away'

One stock market aphorism that is bandied about regularly is “Sell in May and go away”. The idea is that from May through September, markets typically fare more poorly than the October through April period. For some people, that logic is good enough.

Not so for us.

While we do appreciate simplicity, we feel dumping stocks based on this annual cycle while ignoring so many other factors does not make sense.