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While the stock market endured a rough sell-off in September (its first negative month since March) October is likely to be even more problematic, especially heading into an uncertain and hotly contested 2020 presidential election, according to Wall Street firms and historical data.

Market volatility is likely to increase in October ahead of the election, experts warn.

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The market is wrapping up a dismal September in which all three major averages are set to post their first monthly losses since March: The Dow fell by over 1.5%, the S&P 500 more than 3% and the Nasdaq more than 4%.

Although investors are hoping for a market rebound in October, historical data shows that it

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