Quick Market Stats: Quarter Ending 9/30
All major U.S. Indices end the third quarter on a historic note. The Dow and S&P 500 experienced their worst-point decline in history set on September 29, 2008. The Dow and S&P 500 had their fourth consecutive quarterly drop, tumbling 4.40% and 9.01% respectively. The NASDAQ Composite fell the most among the major Indices for the quarter, down 9.19%.
Six out of ten sectors in the S&P 500 end the quarter with losses over 9%. During this quarter, only the Consumer Staples sector is up with a gain of 4.13%.
Commodities declined across the board, with only Pork Bellies and Sugar up for the quarter.
**Crude Oil has dropped nearly 29% in the past three months.
The U.S. Dollar strengthened for the quarter, appreciating over 10% versus the euro and pound sterling.
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