Dow, S&P 500 post worst December since 1931, as Nasdaq has worst on record

(Fox News) - 2018 may be remembered as the year the Grinch stole your retirement or stock investment account.

December was the worst month for the Dow Jones Industrial Average and the S&P 500 since 1931, as tracked by our partners at Dow Jones Market Data Group. The S&P 500, the broadest measure of stocks, lost 9 percent and the Dow over 8.5 percent.

For the year, stocks turned in the worst performance since 2008.

While the economy isn't facing the challenges people in 1931, during the Great Depression, were facing, headwinds are building.