October Volatility Fears Spook Investors

October is often associated with volatility on the stock market, but is actually one of the better months for gains in global markets

Annalisa Esposito 31 October, 2019 | 1:44PM

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In the investment world, October is a month to be feared, but data points in another direction.

Seven of the 11 worst one day falls in history on the FTSE 100 have happened in October. The worst of these on October 20, 1987; known as Black Monday, it was a day that saw global stock markets crash and the FTSE tumble more than 12%, earning October a bad repuation as a volatile month in the market. So how did October 2019 compare? 

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Annalisa Esposito  is a data journalist for Morningstar.co.uk

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