Third Quarter 2020 In Review
Solid third quarter for stocks as the economic recovery continued. The S&P 500 Index returned 8.9% during the third quarter, following one of its best quarters ever in the second quarter with more gains. The broader Russell 3000 Index fared even better during the quarter with its 9.2% return. Third quarter gains lifted the year-to-date total return for the S&P 500 (including dividends) back into positive territory at 5.6% as of September 30. Read more for much more detailed analysis.