It's official: Stock market having worst start to year ever

Posted on AllSides January 26th, 2022
From The Center
Data: FactSet; Chart: Axios Visuals

It's been a decidedly ugly start to the year for the stock market, with particular pain in the tech trade.

State of play: As of the end of trading Tuesday — the 16th session of the year — 2022 is now, officially, the worst-ever start in the history of the S&P 500, according to data from Ned Davis Research, a stock market research shop.

The 8.6% decline for the month edges out the 8.57% drop experienced in January 2009.

S&P 500 data goes back to 1929.

Between the lines: The sell-off has...

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