The stock market bull may not be dead yet

The calendar may still read September, but weary investors are already starting to get their hopes up for a so-called Santa Claus rally in the fourth quarter.

The past three months have been brutal. The Dow, S&P 500 and Nasdaq have each plunged about 9% so far in the third quarter and are in the red for the year.

They are also all in a so-called correction — down more than 10% from a recent peak. This will be the worst quarter for stocks in four years — the last time the market had a correction.

There’s a lot to worry about.

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