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U.S. Stock Market Returns Around Scheduled FOMC Meetings

July 27, 2021 • Posted in Calendar Effects, Economic Indicators

A subscriber requested testing of a strategy that buys SPDR S&P 500 (SPY) at the open on the day before each scheduled Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) meeting and sells at the close. Using daily dividend-adjusted SPY open and close prices and dates of FOMC meetings during January 2016 through June 2021 (43 meetings), we find that: (more…)

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