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LyondellBasell Industries NV (NYSE:LYB) Seasonal Chart

Seasonal Chart Analysis

Analysis of the LyondellBasell Industries NV (NYSE:LYB) seasonal charts above shows that a Buy Date of August 8 and a Sell Date of January 3 has resulted in a geometric average return of 12.22% above the benchmark rate of the S&P 500 Total Return Index over the past 8 years. This seasonal timeframe has shown positive results compared to the benchmark in 7 of those periods. This is a very good rate of success and the return strongly outperforms the relative buy-and-hold performance of the stock over the past 8 years by an average of 5.84% per year.

The seasonal timeframe correlates Poorly 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 8 years of data is available for shares of LYB, 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.

LyondellBasell Industries NV is a petrochemical producer operating in US and Europe. It produces polyethylene and propylene oxide used in various consumer and industrial end products.

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