The S&P 500 dropped 6% in 2 weeks and is testing recent lows. Hardly the big, scary dropoff some expected.
The industrials were sliding lower Tuesday and lost their 20-day moving average for the first time since September.
It takes investors some time to believe there's a reason to bid stock prices above an important milestone like a 1,000-point.
This quartet of blue-chippers has trailed far behind the index this year, and only 1 is positioned to reverse its slide anytime soon.
With geopolitical tensions mounting and a budget battle looming in Washington, it's hard to see when or why the worries might stop.
Early autumn is historically a tough season for stocks, but here's why it really could be 'different this time.'
Low-trading volumes may minimize big market moves in the days to come. But September and its volatile history are still ahead.
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