As we all know, stock markets around the world have tumbled in 2014 so far. The Nikkei 225 Index is trading down by over 10.0 percent since the start of the New Year. Other leading stock indexes such as the Dow Jones Industrial Average and the S&P 500 Index are trading lower by more than 5.0 percent. While these declines are not really that much in the scheme of the recent bull market, they are occurring at a time of the year when market should be strong. Most traders know that the best months for stocks are from November to April. When the markets close lower in the month of January, it is a warning sign that 2014 could be a very weak year for the major stock indexes.
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