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September is historically the stock market's worst month

If August wasn't bad enough, historical trading patterns suggest that investors shouldn't expect a quick rebound this month. September is statistically the worst month of the year for the stock market, with the S&P 500 index logging an average decline of 1.03 percent in the month over the last 87 years, according to data from S&P Dow Jones Indices. While there is no specific reason for the stock market's so-called seasonality, traders and investors do closely follow the historical trends. That could make them a little more nervous this September and, as a result, stocks could remain volatile for a few weeks yet. "If you're a watcher of seasonality you would not be...