Market Extra: After closing the book on a scary October, here’s how stocks tend to trade in November

October was a volatile and scary month as historical seasonality trends projected it would shape up to be. So, what does November have in store in store for a frazzled Wall Street?

According to Jeff Hirsch’s Stock Trader’s Almanac, the first trading day of November tends to be the fifth weakest of all monthly trading days of the past two decades for the Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, +0.78% The Almanac says the Dow and the S&P 500 index SPX, +0.79% have been higher 12 of the last 21 years on the first trading day of November.

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