Here’s how the stock market tends to trade in the rest of the year after an ugly October start

By: Mark DeCambre

That is to paraphrase the late Dennis Green, who more than a decade ago, famously declared of the NFL’s Chicago Bears: they “are who we thought they were. And we let them off the hook.”

Stock-market investors may be sharing that sentiment after seemingly having victory in sight on Tuesday like the Arizona Cardinals then-coached by Green back in 2006.

But there may be hope yet for Wall Street.

Early Tuesday, the Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, -1.70%  was boasting a nearly 130-point gain, and the S&P 500 index SPX, -1.63% and the Nasdaq Composite Index COMP, -1.48% were enjoying a healthy start to a month that has been known for its turbulent streak.

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