Another month and quarter has come and gone in the exchange traded fund (ETF) world and fall is in the air.  Although it was a bumpy quarter, The Federal Reserve rate cut helped rally domestic markets within reach of their record highs.  For the month, broad markets were up about 4% and large-cap growth outperformed mid- and small-caps.

Emerging, Asian and European markets outperformed domestic markets.  China ETFs gained over 20% and the emerging markets weren’t far behind with 18% gains.

Top performing sectors for September included steel and gold miner ETFs, each up 22%.  The homebuilding sector continued to its downward trend, losing 12%.  To see how each asset class, region and sector performed, click here for the full performance report.

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