Summer Doldrums

Summer Doldrums

A supposed seasonal trend in which a stock market declines or remains flat during the summertime. Some analysts and traders believe markets rise toward the end of each year and begin to decline the following summer. The existence of this phenomenon is disputed.
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Signs and symptoms of the summer doldrums can be organized into at least five clusters -- sleeping, health, appearance and behavior, self-focus, and relationships.
AUSTIN, Texas -- The summer doldrums appear to have taken hold for credit card APRs, which were left unaltered for yet another week.
It's like a meteorological Mecca hidden between the desert of stifling summer doldrums and the wail of winter winds.
Children throughout the region recently found refuge from the rainy weather and summer doldrums at Charlton Mills where arts and crafts workshops were held.
California-based Democratic consultant Jim Ross said it is rare for campaigns to advertise on TV during the summer doldrums, when that costly messaging is likely to be forgotten - if it was noticed at all - when voters start weighing their choices in the fall.
Colonial Downs Virginia Derby G2 1m2f turf Kentucky Derby sixth and Preakness fifth Circular Quay makes his turf debut in this million-dollar race against seasoned performers, who include Grade 2 Jefferson Cup Stakes winner Inca King and runner-up Duveen, a dual-Grade 3 winner on the grass, and Summer Doldrums and Strike A Deal, the first two in the Grade 3 in the Colonial Turf Cup Stakes.
a day of oddball races that officials hope will alleviate summer doldrums in the middle of the track's long May-to-January season.
The cool weather has brought fishing out of the summer doldrums at Sharpley with plenty of good size bags being reported.
We are well and truly in the midst of the summer doldrums in stock-market terms and the old adage of 'sell in May and go away' certainly seems to have some relevance this year.
The Downtown office market slipped into the summer doldrums in July--on the heels of a strong second quarter that featured two of the year's largest transactions--with negative absorption spiking to its highest monthly level since January 2002.
Summer doldrums to the contrary, controversies continue over shows shifting dates, over new shows being proposed, and ultimately searches by each potential exhibitor for its optimal customer list and time of the year.
Said Stan Lepeak, EquaTerra's Managing Director of Research, "Both service providers and EquaTerra advisors found demand for outsourcing active during the third quarter of 2005, but indicators point to either the limits of the continued quarter over quarter exponential growth, or potentially an impact of summer doldrums.