First quarter market gyrations demonstrated the extremes of investor sentiment from the “fear of missing out” to
the “fear of losing.” The former was evidenced in January, with a 5.8% rise in the S&P 500 followed by the latter in
February with an intra-month market correction of over 10%. While the February correction was stressful for many,
focusing on strong macro-economic and corporate fundamentals provides the necessary rationale for remaining
invested. For the quarter, the S&P 500 and the Barclays Aggregate Bond Index were down 0.8% and down 1.5%,
respectively.

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