For the third-quarter mark (year-to-date), the Dow Jones Industrial Average is now down 5.74%. In its 113-year history, excluding the current year and 1914 due to a change in the number of components that year, the DJIA has fallen 44 times at the third-quarter mark. Of those 44 years, it ended the full year at a loss 35 times, or 80% of the time, and only improved from the third-quarter mark in 16 of the 35 instances, or 46% of the time. Overall, the full year’s performance has mirrored the direction of the third-quarter mark 100 times, or roughly 88% of the time.

Dow Jones Industrial Average

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