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Prepare for bumpy ride in the rest of September

Volatility set to persist amid concerns over Covid-19, uncertainty about Fed's moves

September has traditionally been a rocky month for equity markets, and this year appears to be no exception.

Wall Street's main indices - which have overwhelming influence over global markets - continued their slide, weighed down by concerns over stubbornly high Covid-19 infection numbers and uncertainties over policymakers' next moves, which could potentially impact market liquidity and sentiment.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on September 20, 2021, with the headline 'Prepare for bumpy ride in the rest of September'. Subscribe