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Investment lessons from August's mayhem

Monday, October 5, 2015 - 05:50
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September is the worse month for markets, going back to 1927. A six-year bull run without that many big blips may have made a fairly steady ride feel like the new normal.

SEPTEMBER is the worst month for markets, historically, though compared to this August's turmoil, an average 1.1 per cent drop in the Standard & Poor's 500 Index seems tame. 

That's the average performance for September going back to 1927, according to data compiled by Bloomberg. In