LunaticTrader

Investing with the Moon

Performance

Since 1950, investing in S&P 500 stocks during “lunar green periods” has consistently outperformed the “lunar red periods” (note: the Green Periods start about 3 days after Full Moon):

long term

Below we track the performance of these lunar red and green periods since the start of this blog.
We base it on the most basic strategy: buying stocks at the end of red period and selling them at the end of green period. Daily Nasdaq closing prices are used.
Over the last four years (summer 2009 - autumn 2014) the Nasdaq has gained a total of 2159 points in our lunar green periods, versus a gain of only 370 points in the lunar red periods (when more weakness is expected). So, it continues to work very well.

For more advanced strategies and software to calculate the exact starts of lunar Green and Red periods, you are welcome to download our LunaticTrader ebook and software.

2014 Performance (year to date)

Period Nasdaq Close Green Period Red Period
20 Dec 4105
20 Dec – 3 Jan 4132 +27
3 Jan – 19 Jan 4198 +66
19 Jan – 2 Feb 4104 -94
2 Feb – 18 Feb 4273 +169
18 Feb – 4 Mar 4352 +79
4 Mar – 19 Mar 4308 -44
19 Mar – 2 Apr 4276 -32
2 Apr – 18 Apr 4095 -181
18 Apr – 2 May 4124 +29
2 May – 17 May 4091 -33
17 May – 1 Jun 4243 +152
1 Jun – 15 Jun 4311 +68
15 Jun – 30 Jun 4408 +97
30 Jun – 14 Jul 4440 +32
14 Jul – 30 Jul 4463 +23
30 Jul – 13 Aug 4434 -29
13 Aug – 28 Aug 4558 +124
28 Aug – 11 Sep 4592 +34
11 Sep – 27 Sep 4512 -80
27 Sep – 11 Oct 4276 -236
11 Oct – 26 Oct 4484 +208
26 Oct – 9 Nov 4633 +149
9 Nov -
Total: +533 -5

Previous years:
2013 Performance

Period Nasdaq Close Green Period Red Period
31 Dec – 14 Jan 3118 +99
14 Jan – 30 Jan 3142 +24
30 Jan – 13 Feb 3197 +55
13 Feb – 28 Feb 3160 -37
28 Feb – 14 March 3259 +99
14 March – 30 March 3268 +9
30 March – 13 April 3295 +27
13 April – 28 April 3279 -16
28 April – 13 May 3439 +160
13 May – 27 May 3459 +20
27 May – 12 Jun 3400 -59
12 Jun – 25 Jun 3348 -52
25 Jun – 11 Jul 3578 +230
11 Jul – 25 Jul 3605 +27
25 Jul – 10 Aug 3660 +55
10 Aug – 23 Aug 3658 -2
23 Aug – 8 Sep 3660 +2
8 Sep – 22 Sep 3775 +115
22 Sep – 7 Oct 3770 -5
7 Oct – 22 Oct 3930 +160
22 Oct – 6 Nov 3932 +2
6 Nov – 20 Nov 3921 -11
20 Nov – 5 Dec 4033 +112
5 Dec – 20 Dec 4105 +72
Total: +777 +309

2012 Performance

Period Nasdaq Close Green Period Red Period
27 Dec – 12 Jan 2725 +100
12 Jan – 26 Jan 2805 +80
26 Jan – 10 Feb 2904 +99
10 Feb – 25 Feb 2964 +60
25 Feb – 11 Mar 2988 +24
11 Mar – 26 Mar 3123 +135
26 Mar – 9 Apr 3047 -76
9 Apr – 24 Apr 2962 -85
24 Apr – 8 May 2946 -16
8 May – 24 May 2839 -107
24 May – 7 Jun 2831 -8
7 Jun – 22 Jun 2892 +61
22 Jun – 6 Jul 2937 +45
6 Jul – 22 Jul 2925 -12
22 Jul – 5 Aug 2968 +43
5 Aug – 20 Aug 3076 +108
20 Aug – 3 Sep 3067 -9
3 Sep – 18 Sep 3178 +111
18 Sep – 3 Oct 3135 -43
3 Oct – 18 Oct 3072 -63
18 Oct – 2 Nov 2982 -90
2 Nov – 16 Nov 2853 -129
16 Nov – 2 Dec 3010 +157
2 Dec – 15 Dec 2971 -39
15 Dec – 31 Dec 3019 +48
Total: +120 +274

2011 Performance

Period Nasdaq Close Green Period Red Period
24 Dec – 7 Jan 2703 +37
7 Jan – 22 Jan 2690 -13
22 Jan – 6 Feb 2769 +79
6 Feb – 20 Feb 2834 +65
20 Feb – 8 Mar 2766 -68
8 Mar – 22 Mar 2684 -82
22 Mar – 7 Apr 2796 +112
7 Apr – 20 Apr 2803 +7
20 Apr – 6 May 2828 +25
6 May – 20 May 2803 -25
20 May – 4 Jun 2733 -70
4 Jun – 18 Jun 2616 -117
18 Jun – 4 Jul 2816 +200
4 Jul – 18 Jul 2765 -51
18 Jul – 2 Aug 2669 -96
2 Aug – 17 Aug 2511 -158
17 Aug – 31 Aug 2579 +68
31 Aug – 15 Sep 2607 +28
15 Sep – 29 Sep 2481 -126
29 Sep – 15 Oct 2668 +187
15 Oct – 29 Oct 2737 +69
29 Oct – 14 Nov 2657 -80
14 Nov – 28 Nov 2527 -130
28 Nov – 13 Dec 2579 +52
13 Dec – 27 Dec 2625 +46
Total: +146 -187

2010 Performance

Period Nasdaq Close Green Period Red Period
3 Jan – 18 Jan 2288 +19
18 Jan – 1 Feb 2171 -117
1 Feb – 17 Feb 2226 +55
17 Feb – 3 Mar 2281 +55
3 Mar – 19 Mar 2374 +93
19 Mar – 1 Apr 2403 +29
1 Apr – 17 Apr 2481 +78
17 Apr – 1 May 2461 -20
1 May – 17 May 2354 -107
17 May – 31 May 2257 -97
31 May – 15 Jun 2306 +49
15 Jun – 29 Jun 2135 -171
29 Jun – 14 Jul 2250 +115
14 Jul – 29 Jul 2252 +2
29 Jul – 12 Aug 2190 -62
12 Aug – 28 Aug 2154 -36
28 Aug – 10 Sep 2242 +88
10 Sep – 26 Sep 2381 +139
26 Sep – 10 Oct 2402 +21
10 Oct – 26 Oct 2497 +95
26 Oct – 9 Nov 2563 +66
9 Nov – 24 Nov 2543 -20
24 Nov – 8 Dec 2609 +66
8 Dec – 24 Dec 2666 +57
Total: +481 -84

2009 Performance

Period Nasdaq Close Green Period Red Period
24 Jul 1966
24 Jul – 9 Aug 2000 +34
9 Aug – 23 Aug 2021 +21
23 Aug – 7 Sep 2019 -2
7 Sep – 21 Sep 2138 +119
21 Sep – 7 Oct 2110 -28
7 Oct – 21 Oct 2151 +41
21 Oct – 5 Nov 2105 -46
5 Nov – 20 Nov 2146 +41
20 Nov – 5 Dec 2194 +48
5 Dec – 20 Dec 2212 +18
20 Dec – 3 Jan 2269 +57
Total: +240 +63

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  4. Helen nelvis said

    Where can i find the dates for red and green period for the rest of the year? Thank you

 
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