BALTIMORE (Stockpickr) -- A short trading week should make for a quiet start to September trading. With big events such as Ben Bernanke's Jackson Hole, Wyoming speech in the rearview mirror this week, that's not such a bad thing.
More than any other year in recent memory, 2012 has lived up to the phrase, "new month, new market." Market swings have taken place as if they're scheduled, the S&P 500 topping back at the end of March, and bottoming at the start of June.
So, with a new month upon us, what does September hold for stocks? If historical seasonality studies are any indication, investors could be in for a good end to the year.
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