2019 Third Quarter Review & Outlook

September 30, 2019


The S&P 500 Index eked out a modest increase in the third quarter, helping stocks hold on to their biggest year-to-date gain in more than two decades and prolonging the longest bull market on record. The broad stock market index enters the fourth quarter with a 20.6% gain for the year—its best performance since 1997—after inching up 1.7% over the past three months.

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