September 05, 2013 at 11:07 AM EDT
Dow Jones Industrial Average: Why September Is Bad For Stocks
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market correction bearDiane Alter:  Thanks to two major crashes, October usually is pegged as the worst month for stocks – but that’s not the case.

It’s actually the current month that has delivered the worst performance, leading to the question:Why do stocks fall in September?

Going back to 1929, the S&P 500 averages a 1.1% decline in September. It’s the only month to drop more than 50% of the time, according to Standard & Poor’s research. All other months have positive returns 60% of the time.

Stock Market in September

September performance for the Dow Jones Industrial Average (INDEXDJX:.DJI) is also dismal.

The Dow has lost an average 1.09% in September since the index started in 1896. That compares to the 0.75% gain in all other months.

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