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The Worst December for Stocks Since the Depression

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The Worst December for Stocks Since the Depression

(New York)

If this stat doesn't put the current state of the market into perspective for you, nothing is likely to: the fall in shares this month has been the worst December since the Great Depression of the 1930s. Stocks have fallen 10% alone this month, a big chunk of the 16% fall since the September peak.

FINSUM : So some of the fears about the Fed have been eased today because of the NY Fed's comments (not that those mean much), but the new fear is about the threatened government shutdown. We imagine the shutdown will work itself out, but the trade war and threat of recession loom large. It is hard to imagine any significant rally before the New Year.

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