All three major U.S. equities markets ended the third quarter in the green, which isn't too shabby given heightened tensions with North Korea.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average finished the three-month period from June 30 to September 29 up about 5%, the S&P 500 closed higher by about 4%, and the Nasdaq powered forward to finish roughly 5.7% higher.
Stocks with the largest market caps across all three indexes performed relatively well. But, there were some laggards.
Shares of tech titans Alphabet (GOOGL) - Get Report , Apple (AAPL) - Get Report , Facebook (FB) - Get Report , and Microsoft (MSFT) - Get Report all finished the third-quarter in the green. Shares of Facebook rose over 13%, Apple rose over 7%, Alphabet jumped just under 4% and Microsoft finished up over 8.5%.
Shares of Wall Street bank JPMorgan & Chase (JPM) - Get Report rose over 4.5% in the third quarter, while Warren Buffett's holding conglomerate Berkshire Hathway (BRK.A) - Get Report(BRK.B) - Get Report rounded out the quarter up over 8%, and oil and gas giant Exxon Mobil (XOM) - Get Report finished in the green up over 1%.
Trailing behind in the quarter, however, were shares of healthcare conglomerate Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) - Get Report with a drop of 2%. Shares of the e-commerce giant Amazon.com (AMZN) - Get Report ended the period lower over 1.5%.
The price of gold rose during the quarter, ending around $1,284.6 per ounce, after beginning the quarter at roughly $1,242 per ounce. The dollar weakened during the third quarter to close at about $92.87, after kicking off the third-quarter at $95.42.
Treasuries posted an incremental 0.06% gain for the third quarter, bringing their year-to-date increase to 2.31%, according to Bloomberg data. Bond yields sunk in both July and August on weak economic data and uncertainties between North Korea and the U.S. They did manage to inch higher in September.
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