Robert Hum is the Markets Producer at CNBC.
With just one trading day left in the month (and the third quarter), the Dow Jones Industrial Average is up about 2.5 percent. The blue-chip average, in fact, is on track to have gained in 11 of the past 12 months for the first time in half a century.
In three months, Facebook has underperformed all other stocks on the three major indexes and lost $50 billion in market cap.
Precious metal prices have fallen sharply from last yearâ€™s highs, but that certainly won't dampen Olympic athletes' spirits when they receive the prized medals in London.