The S&P 500 rallied over 20% for the first 8 months of the year, the largest such rally for the first two thirds of the year since 1997. The historical median return for the S&P 500 from September to Year End is +5.2% … time will tell if the S&P continues on this year’s upward trajectory or shakes things up for the final stretch of the year.



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