October…Traditionally a Volatile Month?


According to LPL Research, “October 2017 ushers in shorter days and cooler weather, but the global bull market shows few signs of slowing down.”

Key takeaways from the most recent Weekly Market Commentary include:

  • October is historically the most volatile month for equities.
  • An election in Japan and interest rate decisions from the BOJ and ECB are on tap this month, only adding to potential movement.
  • Initial third quarter GDP will be released, while third quarter earnings season begins.

Read more from LPL Financial’s Ryan Detrick, CMT Senior Market Strategist, and John Lynch, Chief Investment Strategist.