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Gain Capital Holdings Inc. (NYSE:GCAP) Seasonal Chart

Seasonal Chart Analysis

Analysis of the Gain Capital Holdings Inc. (NYSE:GCAP) seasonal charts above shows that a Buy Date of August 23 and a Sell Date of January 3 has resulted in a geometric average return of 11.28% above the benchmark rate of the S&P 500 Total Return Index over the past 9 years. This seasonal timeframe has shown positive results compared to the benchmark in 7 of those periods. This is a good rate of success and the return strongly outperforms the relative buy-and-hold performance of the stock over the past 9 years by an average of 28.19% per year.

The seasonal timeframe correlates Poorly with the period of seasonal strength for the Financial sector, which runs from November 22 to April 13. The seasonal chart for the broad sector is available via the following link: Financial Sector Seasonal Chart.

A word of caution: Only 9 years of data is available for shares of GCAP, perhaps insufficient to create a seasonal profile that accurately gauges the seasonal tendencies influencing the investment. Ideally, while 20 years is preferred, at least 10 years of data is required to perform a seasonal analysis that is considered to be reliable for future seasonal periods.

GAIN Capital Holdings Inc is a US based company that is principally engaged in offering trading services and solutions worldwide. The company has two segments. The retail segment provides access for retail customers to a wide range of global financial markets, including spot foreign exchange, precious metals, spread bets, and CFDs on various asset classes. The futures segment offers execution and risk-management services for exchange-traded futures and futures options. The retail segment contributes most of the firm’s revenue. The company generates the majority of revenue from Europe and North America.

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