Stock Market Today: Stocks Sell Off to Close a Disastrous September

The stock market's latest slide occurred as inflation data came in hotter than expected.

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It was a fitting end to what turned out to be a tough week, month and quarter for stocks, with the negative price action driven by fears of Fed rate hikes, stubbornly high inflation and a slowing economy.

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Karee Venema
Senior Investing Editor,

With over a decade of experience writing about the stock market, Karee Venema is the senior investing editor at She joined the publication in April 2021 after 10 years of working as an investing writer and columnist at Schaeffer's Investment Research. In her previous role, Karee focused primarily on options trading, as well as technical, fundamental and sentiment analysis.