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Futures traders interested in seasonal data can get quality information from the MRC
Consider this: Say you trade the futures markets. Would you be interested in knowing the likelihood of your market
of choice rallying late into the year? Would you like to know if a market had a tendency to rise or fall during other
times of the year?
Statisticians answer these questions using what is known as seasonal analysis . Seasonal fluctuations are generally
recurring patterns of movement on an annual basis. The name alludes to the fact that there are four seasons and there
are markets that tend to fluctuate due to changes in the seasons. But this form of analysis does not have to be limited
to those markets most affected by changes in the weather. For example, did you know that in 14 out of the last 15
years, the Treasury bond futures market has closed at a higher price during the latter part of December than the price
it was trading during the first week of November? That's certainly a strong seasonal tendency, and that's the type of
quality information available from the Moore Research Center (MRC).