2020 Weekday Market Performance

Below is an updated look at the performance of the S&P 500 by weekday so far this year. The numbers shown highlight how you’d be doing this year if you only owned the S&P 500 on each weekday.

Tuesday tops all other days on the upside while Thursday stands out on the downside. If you only owned the S&P on Tuesdays this year, you’d be sitting on a gain of 16.5%. If you only owned on Thursdays, however, you’d be down 15.3%.

Wednesdays and Mondays have both returned slightly positive numbers, while Fridays are just barely in the red at -0.7%. As you can see in the chart, Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays have been creeping higher and higher over the past few months, while Tuesdays have actually been somewhat flat since seeing a big jump earlier in the year. Thursday is the one weekday that continues to see weakness as we get set for the fourth quarter. 

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