A Quick Look At the Best Months Since 1950

So, futures are pointing to a negative open for the U.S. stock markets.  But unless we see the markets absolutely crash today, October 2011 will go down as one of the best months in history.

Oppenheimer’s U.S. strategy team charted the 10 best monthly returns for the S&P 500 since 1950:

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Photo: Oppenheimer & Co.

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