Financial Markets Commentary 3rd Quarter 2016Submitted by Capital Strategies Financial Corporation on November 14th, 2016
Stocks performed well in the third quarter, for the most part. The S&P 500 gained 3.88% with dividends included, its best quarter since the final quarter of 2015. As always, the gains were not evenly distributed. This time, defensive and high dividend stocks lagged while more economically sensitive stocks shined – a complete reversal from the previous six months.