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First Quarter 2019 Review: Make Hay While the Sun Shines

After a dismal end to 2018, stock and bond markets rebounded in Q1, with the S&P 500 delivering its best quarter (+13.6% including dividends) since the financial crisis 10 years ago. Some factors positively influencing investor sentiment included: an end to the U.S. government shutdown, improving prospects for a U.S-China trade agreement, and a shift to more accommodative monetary policy from the U.S. Federal Reserve. Every global asset class represented in our clients’ portfolios appreciated in Q1, and most equity indexes notched double-digit returns (...)

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