Seasonality is an important factor for when you want to buy something. Its not talked often enough imo...
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Seasonality is just one of the reasons to pick when you want to invest but I didn't talk about trading with it. For futures there is probably more utility to seasonality then investing.
MRCI has great seasonality charts and tools. The best I have seen. One of the few actually as most others that I have tried looking for only have the S&P500 or the Dow and not in enough detail to be useful. They cover all major contract months for futures and have a 5 year, 15 year, and 30 year line on each chart. When all 3 are moving in the same direction, with the same strength (steepness of move), and starting around the same time then we know that we have something to work with.
Here are their seasonal charts. They get updated every quarter but really, does the 5,15, and 30 year averages really change that much in a quarter? The charts cover year round.
Are they worth it? $140 is pretty steep for someone starting out. I find them pretty useful but would only buy them once every 2-3 years tops. Since they do cost a fee for these I can't really send copies or post examples but they do have a couple sample pages on the second link I posted. Page 3 of their example PDF is the meat of this product.
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