First Quarter (2017) Market Review

by on Apr 5, 2017 Categories: market review, monthly outlook, us stock market, us economy

The first quarter of 2017 saw a continuation of the stock market rally. Despite the pull-back that occurred in March, the market posted very positive results and finished the first quarter with a total return of 5.93%. Bonds and real estate suffered mildly due to the March interest rate increase; however both posted gains for the quarter. The outlook remains positive as we move into Q2, and the continually improving economic picture further enhances investor optimism. 

Please view our Q1 Market Review for further insights as to how investment and economic landscape favored during the first quarter of 2017.