Stock Markets Wrap Up Strong Third Zone

As of Thursday’s close, the Dow was on track for third quarter gains of 4.8 percent, its eighth straight quarter of gains for the first time since 1997.
The Dow Jones industrial average opened lower Friday as stock markets paused on the last trading day of a solid quarter of gains.
The S&P 500 was on pace for quarterly gains of nearly 3.6 percent, also its eighth straight quarter of gains.
The U.S. dollar index traded near 93.02 after hitting Thursday its highest since August 18.
The 10-year Treasury yield traded near 2.30 percent Friday morning after hitting Thursday its highest since July 13.

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