Market Commentary

First Quarter 2024 Commentary

Equity markets continued their upward trajectory in early 2024. The S&P 500 returned more than 10% for a second consecutive quarter, setting multiple new all-time highs along the way. Meanwhile, fixed income markets wavered. Notably, this quarter saw a significant shift in sentiment, as investors now only expect three interest rate cuts in 2024 as compared to six at the start of the year. This change in expectations came as inflation progress slowed and the U.S. economy continued to expand despite higher interest rates, both of which signal a need for fewer rate cuts.

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