September lived up to its billing as the worst month of the year. Pulled lowered by the threat of higher interest rates, a looming government shutdown, and rising energy prices, U.S. indices ended September in the red. However, there’s still reason for optimism for some of the market’s top stocks and indices. For one, the final three months of the year are historically the strongest.
Two, a government shutdown has been averted, which takes pressure off equities. Three, the U.S. Federal Reserve’s preferred measure of inflation, the Personal Consumption Expenditures Price Index (PCE), just came in lower than expected. In addition, we’re about to get another round of earnings that could serve as another powerful catalyst. That being said, we wanted to take a look at some of the top stocks to watch, especially if markets are about to turn around.
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