Key index performance is shown in the table below.
The Wilshire 5000--the broadest measure of U.S. stocks and bonds--rose a meager 0.37% for the third quarter even as it lost 1.71% in September. But the index is hanging on to a 7.26% gain for the year.
Now is a good time to re-examine your expectations for investment returns and always be mindful of your planning and when you'll need money. The purpose of your investment portfolio is to make your financial life plan work and meet the cash flows you and your advisor define.
If you have a plan in place, you're much more likely to behave rationally and proactively than react in an unprudent manner to bad news.
Wilshire index data: http://www.wilshire.com/Indexes/calculator/
Russell index data: http://www.russell.com/indexes/data/daily_total_returns_us.asp
S&P index data: http://www.standardandpoors.com/indices/sp-500/en/us/?indexId=spusa-500-usduf--p-us-l--
Nasdaq index data: http://quicktake.morningstar.com/Index/IndexCharts.aspx?Symbol=COMP
International indices: http://www.mscibarra.com/products/indices/international_equity_indices/performance.html
Commodities index data: http://us.spindices.com/index-family/commodities/sp-gsci
Treasury market rates: http://www.bloomberg.com/markets/rates-bonds/government-bonds/us/
Aggregate corporate bond rates: https://indices.barcap.com/show?url=Benchmark_Indices/Aggregate/Bond_Indices
Aggregate corporate bond rates: http://www.bloomberg.com/markets/rates-bonds/corporate-bonds/