If history doesn't repeat itself perfectly, it often looks similar. As the below chart from Chart of the Day details, it is not uncommon for the market to trade within a range after a strong recovery off of a significant bear market. On top of this, the market tends to be choppy during the summer months. If the presidential election cycle market plays itself out, a better market environment may be upon us beginning in the fourth quarter and carrying over into early next year.
Source: Chart of the Day
Investors can use this opportunity to build positions in higher quality companies that have pulled back in this market correction.