After living in South Florida for a few years, there is one thing you start to miss — the four seasons.

Though I can’t complain about temperatures lingering around 80 degrees all year long, there is something about looking forward to the changing seasons we used to experience in North Carolina.

As those of you living in the other 49 states know, Florida is the anomaly.

Seasons are everywhere, and the change that comes with them is relevant each and every year.

This clockwork-like change that we see in our weather patterns is also present in the stock market — just in its own specific seasons.

I’ve spent countless hours analyzing these patterns, and one thing is apparent: They indicate opportune times to invest and generate profits, as you can see below.

This is a seasonality chart of the United States Oil Fund ETF (NYSE: USO) for the past decade.

The red bars indicate that the exchange-traded fund (ETF), on average, suffers a loss that month, and blue bars indicate it is a positive month.



We are just a couple of weeks away from entering February, the first of the ETF’s three best-performing months all year — so now is an excellent time to jump on this trade.

Based on my seasonal analysis for my premium service, Automatic Profits Alert, you can officially hold this ETF until July to capture the June bump, but as you can see in the chart, it’s the first three months where the money is made.


Chad Shoop, CMT