The big fear spooking investors

New York (CNN Business)What’s behind the October stock scare? A variety of market forces joining together to threaten investors’ portfolios.

Blame the fallout from the US-China trade war. And fears of a slowdown in corporate earnings. Don’t forget about jitters caused by rate spikes, Federal Reserve policy and geopolitical turbulence.
But in the end, these storylines all speak to an overarching concern: Is this as good as it gets? Are the best days of this historically long business cycle — both for stocks and the economy — in the rearview mirror?

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