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September Lived Up to Reputation, October Often Kinder for Risk

  • Global stocks posted their worst monthly drop since March 2020
  • History shows seasonal strength in October and fourth quarter
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Global risk assets are likely to enjoy a far more favorable backdrop in the coming weeks, if historical patterns are a guide, after what has been a stormy month for investors.

September lived up to its customary reputation as a poor month for global stocks, which posted their worst performance since March 2020. The MSCI AC World Index fell 4.3% with U.S. shares weighing heavily -- the S&P 500 Index slumped almost 5%.