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Glencore Xstrata Plc (OTCMKT:GLCNF) Seasonal Chart

GLCNF Relative to the S&P 500
GLCNF Relative to the S&P 500

GLCNF Relative to the Sector
GLCNF Relative to the Sector

Monthly Seasonal Glencore Xstrata Plc (OTCMKT:GLCNF)

Seasonal Chart Analysis

Analysis of the Glencore Xstrata Plc (OTCMKT:GLCNF) seasonal charts above shows that a Buy Date of November 17 and a Sell Date of February 6 has resulted in a geometric average return of 1.81% 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 19.95% per year.

The seasonal timeframe is Inline with the period of seasonal strength for the Materials sector, which runs from November 20 to May 5. The seasonal chart for the broad sector is available via the following link: Materials Sector Seasonal Chart.

A word of caution: Only 9 years of data is available for shares of GLCNF, 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.

Glencore is one of the world’s largest commodities traders, active in markets for metals and minerals, energy products, and agricultural goods. The firm’s marketing business provides sourcing, logistics, transportation, storage, and financing services to commodity producers and consumers around the globe. After the 2013 merger with diversified miner Xstrata, the company now ranks as one of the world’s largest commodity producers in its own right. Core exposures are in the production of thermal coal, coking coal, copper, zinc, nickel and ferroalloys.

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