Best summer stocks to buy

It is often said in the world of investing to “sell in May and go away” based on expectations of muted gains in summer months, but this isn't always the case.
Updated: Jul 26, 2022

There are many stocks that flourish in the hot weather and the experts here at Invezz have done some digging into historical price data to discover the best summer stocks. 

RankCompanyAvg. spring-summer % increase
2Camping World24.26%
4Monster Beverage9.15%
5Winnebago Industries7.89%
6Home Depot6.93%
7Visa Inc.6.28%

*Data analysed from March 2017-July 2022.

  • Solar energy company SunRun has seen an average increase of 25.77% to its stock price between spring and summer for the last 6 years making it a fantastic summertime investment opportunity. 
RankCompanyAvg. spring-summer % increase
1Six Flags-6.36%
2Avis Budget Group-7.64%
3Carnival Corporation & plc-12.97%
  • One company that made a surprising loss in the summer months over the past 6 years is theme park giant Six Flags, losing an average of 6.36% each summer. 

How hot weather affects stock prices

The hot weather can have a surprisingly big impact on consumer behaviour and therefore also investor decisions. Investors would be wise to keep an eye out for ‘summer stocks’ opportunities which are in the perfect position to thrive during the consumer and tourism boom during the hot months. 

The sorts of seasonal companies and industries to monitor include solar energy, outdoor entertainment and recreation stocks, food and drink as well as gardening and home improvement retailers. These stocks are often a great short-term investment opportunity but are also capable of generating gains on a long-term basis.

However, past performance is not necessarily indicative of future performance and it must also be taken into account that the 5 year sample includes anomalies such as COVID and historically high levels of money printing which are unique to the usual environment.

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