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Third-Quarter Performance in 3 Charts

The past quarter was a rocky ride, and there were some surprising winners.

Sometimes pictures speak louder than words. Here’s the first in a new series of market insights with Morningstar-designed data visuals. We begin with three charts capturing third-quarter performance.

The third quarter was a roller-coaster ride for both domestic and emerging markets, but U.S. markets still led emerging markets with a 1.28% return. Emerging markets saw a loss of 3.87% this quarter. Bonds rose to the top this round; with the Federal Reserve’s two interest cuts in this past quarter, we saw an inverted yield curve.

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