In August, the U.S. stock market experienced its first 10 percent drop in four years. It was the worst monthly performance since May 2012. Shifting interest rate policies in the U.S. coupled with instability in Chinese markets were to blame for the drop. But history shows that September may bring similar performances. September usually is a down month for the stock market. Going back 100 years, September is the only month to average a negative return on investments.
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