Markets Springing Ahead, not Springing a Leak

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During the first quarter of 2019, a field of green across the board replaced the steep market declines of 4Q18. Double-digit equity returns rewarded investors in U.S. and international markets alike.

  • Slowing global economic growth is a function of the eighth fed funds rate increase in two years
  • Now that the Federal Reserve seems on hold, markets have breathed a sigh of relief
  • Fundamentals tell us the market backdrop is strong, not so dire as portrayed in some media
  • It seems “bear market” concerns have shifted to fear of missing a continuing rally

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