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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The Arab bloc is to meet today in Manama to further discuss the geopolitical situation in the region and if any solution is to be reached, it should have an effect on all the eight main regional indices and put an end to the summer doldrums.
Some analysts have blamed the summer doldrums on an overabundance of sequels and reboots.
Miles Shipside, director of Rightmove, said: "Prices are in the summer doldrums.
HUNTING Hunting options have headed towards the summer doldrums, but we're not completely done yet.
HONG KONG, Stock markets in Asia moved sideways on Tuesday as the summer doldrums and a lack of economic data ahead of a widely anticipated speech by the Fed chief kept investors on the sidelines, AP reported.
According to WGC, the reasons behind the rather dramatic drop in demand are the "extraordinary levels of demand witnessed during Q3 2011" as well as the "subdued activity across the asset spectrum for much of the period (a combination of summer doldrums and a general sense of uncertainty among investors) and slowing inflation in a number of countries.
The improving state of the economy might make the political finger-jabbing a little less fractious than if it were still marooned in its summer doldrums, but it should still be fun to watch.
The summer doldrums have hit Oregon's economy again - a repeat of the past two summers - according to the University of Oregon index that tracks the state's economic activity.
Despite small gains, the VLCC market remains mired in summer doldrums,'' said broker firm Charles R.
Bernard Brown of KPMG, which helped with the study, added: "Although the jobs market has held up relatively well, it remains in the summer doldrums and, worryingly, there seem to be early signs of trends similar to those of 2008.
THE jobs market has held up relatively well but remains in the summer doldrums with worrying signs of falling back to pre-recession levels, says a survey of recruitment firms.
The deal is one of a handful of office buildings that is being offered for sale during the summer doldrums when the Manhattan real estate market typically falls into a lull.