If you put your portfolio on autopilot over the summer, you need to dial back in yesterday.
Because you’ll need a sharp eye and a quick hand to dodge two pitfalls that could swamp regular folks now—this month!—and in the long run.
For the first one, look no further than the calendar.
I’m talking about seasonality, and the fact that September is typically the worst month for stocks.
The truth is, the market’s steady grind higher has stalled: through the first 5 trading days (and with 15 more to go), the Dow is off 0.8% and the S&P 500 is down 0.4%.…