DJIA and Russell 2000 have been up 15 of the last 21 years on November’s monthly option expiration Friday with average gains of 0.44% and 0.42% respectively. By the way, it is not a mistake that November monthly op-ex day has the same point change and percent change in 2014 and 2015. It was triple checked and it’s correct.
Full-week performance has been historically much weaker. DJIA and Russell 2000 have been down 5 of the last 6. Better than expected inflation data has lifted the market this year putting the major indexes on course for a solid weekly gain. Due to a sizable weekly loss in 2008, average performance for the week is negative across the board. Week after performance has been better, with NASDAQ and Russell 2000 strongest.