How to Make Money From Stocks – While You Sleep

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According to MarketWatch, “The early bird doesn’t just get the worm. It also gets the bulk of the stock market’s profits.” That’s because most of the S&P 500’s SPX, +1.44% gains occur overnight. The U.S. benchmark index on average barely gains while the New York Stock Exchange is open.

That’s the finding of a recently updated study entitled “Market Return Around the Clock: A Puzzle” co-authored by Oleg Bondarenko, University of Illinois Chicago and Dmitriy Muravyev, Michigan State University.