Stocks bounced back in September on the heels of strong consumer spending and loosening monetary policy across the globe.
The S&P 500 knocked its best performance in the first three quarters of a year since 1997, ending up more than 20%.
Despite solid performance, stocks have been more volatile recently as investors consider signs of slowing global growth.
Bonds prices took a dip in September after soaring in August and seeing a temporary inversion of the yield curve.
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