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September, February Are Worst Months in Market

Tuesday, 31 Aug 2010 01:25 PM

 

No month has brought worse results in the stock market than September.

Here is the average monthly price change, from 1950 through July 2010, for the Standard & Poor's 500 index. Months are listed from best performance to worst:

December: 1.6 percent gain

November: 1.6 percent gain

April: 1.5 percent gain

March: 1.2 percent gain

January: 1 percent gain

July: 1 percent gain

October: 0.6 percent gain

May: 0.3 percent gain

August: 0.1 percent gain

June: 0.04 percent loss

February: 0.2 percent loss

September: 0.6 percent loss

— Source: Stock Trader's Almanac

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