2017 Financial Market Summary and Outlook

May 1, 2017

Political Uncertainty
as Viewed Through an
Investment Lens

The first quarter saw steady gains throughout January and February and then a bit of a slowdown in March. The overriding theme that has engulfed markets since November, particularly stocks, has been Donald Trump and the general belief that he will enact policies that will spur economic growth and boost corporate profits. Never mind any lingering anxieties that his more controversial positions might detract from

economic growth. In retrospect, there are good reasons for the rally. Over time, markets are driven by a combination of hard data  fundamentals such as Gross Domestic Product (GDP), …….Read More

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