September is shaping up to be a scary month for investors. While August was a volatile month for the market, September could be even worse. Over the next few weeks, the market will need to deal with potential Fed tapering, a German election that could reshape the EU leadership, and a possible debt ceiling standoff in the United States. To make things worse, the situation in the emerging markets is still rocky and problems in Syria could lead to disruptions in the oil market. Historically, September has been the very worst month for the Dow Jones Industrial average. Over the past 100 years, the Dow has averaged a negative monthly return of -0.88%. With all the issues going forward, this upcoming September could very well be another bad one. (VIEW LINK)