First Trading Day of November: DJIA, S&P 500 and NASDAQ Up 8 of Last 11

From data in the 2024 Stock
Trader’s Almanac
on page 90, the first trading day of November
is the fifth best of all monthly first trading days since September 1997 based
upon total DJIA point gained. DJIA, S&P 500 and NASDAQ have all advanced 13
times over the last 21 years. Average performance on the day ranges from a low
of 0.08% by S&P 500 to 0.16% by NASDAQ over the last 21 years. Following a
bearish streak from 2005 through 2011, all three indexes have been up 8 of the
last 11 years.