After the Dow suffers such a bad first quarter, here's what typically happens the rest of the year

A passenger wears a protective mask at the Wall Street subway station in New York, on Monday, March 30, 2020.
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The Dow Jones Industrial Average just posted its worst first quarter on record after the coronavirus pandemic sparked a historic sell-off. Drawing on past dismal first quarters, here's what can happen next.

CNBC looked at the worst 15 first quarters in history for the 30-stock benchmark, to get an idea of how markets fare the rest of the year after a brutal first three months.