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Q1 2019, not enough to get the last one back

U.S. equity markets, as measured by the Russell 3000 index, rose 13.5% in the first quarter of 2019 after falling 14.7% the previous quarter. The first quarter's comeback was only the fifth largest quarterly rebound since 1998, while the prior quarter's decline was the fourth largest fall over the period. Despite 2019's first quarter being so strong, the sixth best since Q4 1998, it wasn't enough to get the index back to where it started. Since Sept. 30, the price return of the index was still -3.2%.