The S&P 500's energy sector was the only port in a raging September storm for stocks

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In September, there was the energy sector and then there was everything else. The S&P 500 sector rang up one of the most stunning outperformances in recent memory versus the 10 other sectors that make up the broad-market benchmark.

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