Market Quick Stats – September 2021

After 53 new closing highs so far this year, it seemed like this market could only go up…until September. The S&P 500 started the month with its 54th new high and then volatility crept in. By the end of a rollercoaster like month, September tallied a -4.76% decline; the first decline since January 2021.

The chart below highlights recent prices, total returns (total return always includes dividends), dividend yields, trailing P/E’s, and forward-looking P/E’s for several major indices.

Market Index

Closing Price 12/31/2020 Closing Price 09/30/2021 YTD
Tot. Return
Twelve Mo

Forward Estimate P/E

S&P 500


4,307 14.6% 1.3% 30.9 22.1


30,606 33,843 10.5% 1.9% 22.2


S&P US Aggregate Bond Index -1.29% 1.45%

*Statistics on S&P 500 index, DJIA index, and S&P US Aggregate Bond index from S&P Dow Jones Indices.




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