Markets trim earlier hefty losses
Presidential election drives push for American markets.
3rd-quarter profit of $1.7 million an improvement on 2015.
Oil, health care stocks surge.
Losing streak now longest for index in more than 35 years.
Losing streak is longest since 2008 financial crisis.
Funds rise 6 percent in third quarter.
Slump represents longest such streak in 5 years.
Says case for increase has 'continued to strengthen.'
S&P 500 closed at its lowest in nearly 4 months.