NEW YORK (TheStreet) --The closing bell on Friday not only marked the end of the day's trading session, but the end of the 2016 third-quarter. The three major indexes, The Dow Jones, NASDAQ, and S&P 500 all closed in the green on the final day of trading in September.
CNBC's Bob Pisani reported from the floor of the New York Stock Exchange on the major trends characterizing trading during the past month.
"It's been a great quarter, 3.5% up in the S&P 500. Tech has been the leader, it had tremendous move up in semiconductors, but almost all the sectors are on the upside. The only real loser had been gold and gold stocks," he explained.
Oil also had a strong quarter, up 30%. "That's why energy is doing very well overall and we got a couple of new highs even in energy stocks," Pisani added.
Regarding volatility during the month, there were two events Pisani noted that were supposedly going to propel the markets lower.
"One would be the first Clinton-Trump debate and the other was the FOMC meeting. Neither one proved to be much of a move," he said.
"This is a big green light to other potential unicorns out there to start considering the possibility of going public," Pisani said.