Everyone knows the odds of winning in a casino are worse than 50% (often much worse depending on the game played). So who wouldn’t rush to a casino where, instead, the odds were overwhelmingly in the gambler’s favor?
That’s the promise of today’s stock market, which has been experiencing an aberrantly high percentage of up days all year. Toss your money into the market and on any given day, you’re much likelier to make money than not.
So far, May 2013 has been a gambler’s paradise, in which a whopping 76.9% of the trading days for the S&P 500 have been up: