Last week we included a sweet graphic. May, June, and July tend to have the lowest monthly VIX average prices. Everything tends to shut down during the summer, but recreational stocks are up; NCLH, CLL, UAL, & AAL are all up over 25% YTD, SPY is up 12.6%.

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The full dataset can be found here.

Cherry Picks is written in collaboration with Michael Rechenthin, PhD, Head of Data Science at tastytrade; James Blakeway, CEO of Quiet Foundation, a data science-driven subsidiary of tastytrade; and John Kicklighter, Chief Strategist at DailyFx with an expertise in fundamental analysis and market themes.