September is the Worst Month for Stocks
October usually comes to mind when you ask somebody what is the worst month to own stocks. That’s the month when Black Monday and Black Tuesday occurred, marking the crashes of 1987 and 1929. Some people might say May which has “Sell in May and go Away” tied to it. You might be surprised to know that September is historically the worst month to be invested in the stock market.
Looking through market data from October 1928 to present, there have been 415 down months on the DJIA and with September being the worst month, it also has the record for the worst monthly drop in value back in September of 1931 with a 30.70 percent drop.
Total Negative Months