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If you’re superstitious, 2009 could have you on edge. Today is the first of three Friday the 13ths. If you’re stock investor, you’re already on edge, so how can Friday the 13th make things any worse? Here’s some historical data on the Dow’s performance on all Friday the 13ths. Turns out, things aren’t that bad, but I wouldn’t want to see this today:

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