In this issue:

Economic and Market Overview

First Quarter Review

The United States economy appears to have continued to grow in the first quarter, albeit at a more modest pace.

Fixed Income Commentary

Opportunities for Better Returns

After posting positive returns in 2023 bond markets turned downward during the first quarter given the more likely shallower easing cycle by the Federal Reserve.

Equity Commentary

Record High Equity Markets

Equities continued their upward trajectory for the first quarter, hitting record level highs. During the first quarter of 2024 the Russell 3000 gained 10%.