Does This Data Show 2015 Is Finally The Year To ‘Sell In May?’

A new report by McClellan Financial Publications took a unique look at investor sentiment regarding the current bull market. Many investors are familiar with the old Wall Street adage “Sell in May and go away,” but McClellan believes that Google Inc GOOG 1.42%GOOGL 1.6%‘s Google Trends data indicates that the idea of selling stocks has been of particular interest to investors this May.

The Data

McClellan used a Google Trends search to determine how popular the search phrase “Sell in May” has been during the past decade. Not surprisingly, searches for the phrase have peaked each year during the month of May. However, the number of searches for the phrase in May 2015, is well more than double the number of searches in any other May in the past 10 years.

Why So Popular?

McClellan theorized that…

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