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Published: Sep 23, 2021 7 min read

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Trader John Doyle works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange

When the stock market stumbled earlier this week, you may have been spooked, and understandably so.

The market dip, which was attributed to investors' concerns about the high debt levels of one of China's largest real estate developers, was hard to stomach given the resilient bull market we've seen over the past year, with the S&P 500 up 100% last month compared to its March 2020 pandemic low.

During trading Thursday, the S&P 500 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average were back in the green for the week — but that doesn't mean stocks are out of the woods. Experts have long been warning that a market correction is coming.

Here’s what they say about how the delta variant could impact the long-awaited correction, and how you should prepare.

A stock market correction is coming