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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.

Oct 1st chart 141001 EC

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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