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What's your September swoon strategy?


Some accepted stock market wisdom has as much factual basis as a fairy tale, but the September swoon can't easily be put in that group.

As BlackRock global chief investment strategist Russ Koesterich blogged recently, statistics show there is a long-term tendency for the S&P 500 to decline in September, although the tendency has weakened in more recent years.

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And even skeptics of the annual swoon may be positioning for an unusual September this year, with the possibility there may still be a disruptive U.S. Federal Reserve rate rise.

So after a week of seesawing markets, we're keen to know how investors view the month ahead.