In this issue:

Economic and Market Overview

Hitting on All Cylinders
With the recent one-year anniversary of the equity market indices’ pandemic driven lows, it seems appropriate to review what has transpired since that momentous event.

Fixed Income Commentary

The Worst Is Behind Us
Bond markets posted a decline of 3.4% this quarter – their worst return since 1981, as the 10-year U.S. Treasury climbed to a 1.7% yield from 0.9% at year-end.

Equity Commentary

Standard & Poor’s 500 (S&P 500) Index’s first quarter 2021 performance of 5.8% has contributed to the index being up 19% from its pre-pandemic peak. This is the fourth consecutive quarter of positive performance for U.S.