Need to Know: What the path to an ‘honest-to-God vicious selloff’ by year end could look like

The stock market is coming off a rather limp rebound last week, as the S&P 500 SPX, -0.63% clawed back just a chunk of the prior week’s losses. Keeping the move in check, Apple’s AAPL, -6.63% disappointing report and hand-wringing over U.S.-China trade created more questions than they answered. Toss midterms in the mix and this week has all the makings of another spike in volatility VIX, +2.72% — one that could persist at least through the end of the year.

If the Slope of Hope blog’s Tim Knight has it right, the holiday stretch could be disastrous for those planning to keep their stockings stuffed with equities.

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