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September 25, 2014

September Seasonality Finally Shows Up

September has a well-deserved reputation for causing the market trouble, and the week after September options expiration is statistically the worst week of the year (per Rob Hanna of  This year, the stock market has been procrastinating about getting that seasonal weakness started, but now that we are in that worst week of the year, the market seems to be working extra hard to make up for lost time.   The DJIA made its most recent new all-time high on Sep. 19, 2014.  Other indices had already turned down for the traditional September weakness, but the DJIA seemed to swim… more


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