Chill Winds Confront U.S. Stocks

This October certainly hasn't been the harrowing month the stock market has come to expect from past experience. After all, the Dow Jones industrial average topped the 10,000 mark on Oct. 14 and stayed there for four of the next six trading days before pulling back 2.5% as of Oct. 28. But beware: It was just two Octobers ago that the Dow reached its all-time high of 14,164.63—before entering a protracted decline that accelerated into a crash a year ago.

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