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A blazing U.S. stock rally faces market’s toughest month

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By Lewis Krauskopf and Saqib Iqbal Ahmed NEW YORK (Reuters) -A rally in which U.S. stocks have doubled from post-pandemic lows is about to enter the year’s worst month for equities, as investors focus on a nationwide COVID-19 resurgence and how quickly the Federal Reserve plans to pull back on its easy money policies. September has been the worst month of the year for the S&P 500, with the benchmark index falling an average of 0.56% since 1945, according to Sam Stovall, chief investment strategist at CFRA. The S&P has advanced only 45% of the time in September, the lowest rate of any month, CF…

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