NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Every May the mantra "Sell in May and go away" is repeated endlessly as to suggest only fools hold stocks into June. If true, does Wall Street pack up for the summer, turn on voice mail and head to the Hamptons (for more than the weekend)? Should investors heed Wall Street's admonition and exit while they can? Fortunately, there are methods to protect your portfolio without selling.SPDR S&P 500 ETF SPY ( SPY), Apple ( AAPL) and SiriusXM ( SIRI) are widely followed equities. They make perfect examples, albeit for different reasons.
|Apple last year was a terrific example of selling in May -- but only if bought again in June.|