Ugly omen?

Position:Off the News - Stock markets - Brief article
 
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  1. A MARKET BUMMER

    The Dow lost 5.2 percent between its opening on January 4 and January 8, the worst first four trading days since the 30-stock index was created in 1928. The S&P 500 for the same period was down 4.9 percent, its worst four-day opening in its history.

    --Reuters

  2. A BIGGER BUMMER

    The Stock Trader's Almanac's "First Five Days" indicator suggests that in presidential election years, the market's performance during the first five days of trading is a predictor of the...

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