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October off to its worst start in 3 years

October is a nerve-wracking month for stocks, and Wednesday did not help matters any.

Stocks had their worst start to the fourth quarter since 2011, and made their sixth first-day-of-October decline in the last 10 years.

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S&P 500
Dow
NASDAQ
2014 -0.89 -1.12 -1.21
2013 0.8 0.41 1.23
2012 0.27 0.58 -0.09
2011 -2.85 -2.36 -3.29
2010 0.44 0.39 0.09
2009 -2.58 -2.09 -3.06
2008 -0.45 -0.18 -1.07
2007 1.33 1.38 1.46
2006 -0.34 -0.07 -0.92
2005 -0.17 -0.31 0.17

—Data by CNBC's Giovanny Moreano