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First Quarter 2019 Market Commentary

This marks the strongest quarter for U.S. equities since 2009, when the market was rebounding from the 2008 recession. Concerns about global growth were dwarfed by the Fed’s updated forecast for no rate increases in 2019 and a looser stance on unwinding quantitative easing enacted during the recovery.

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  Successful Investing Requires Discipline: The Value of Diversification

History shows us that no one asset class has remained the top or bottom performer for long. Trying to time the market and pick the best performers is a risky strategy. Diversifying across a wide range of asset classes enables investors to spread their risk and potentially increase returns, helping smooth what might otherwise be a bumpy ride.

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  Investment Strategy Update, February 2019

Discipline Outperforms Emotion: Global investor sentiment deteriorated in the fourth quarter of 2018, and the trend lower in risk assets escalated during the month of December as restrictive monetary policy began to weigh on sentiment and risk. Over the past two years, the Federal Reserve has been gradually and judiciously implementing a path to raising interest rates as the economy has demonstrated signs of stable economic growth. In 2018, the U.S. economy largely benefited from sizable tax cuts, predominantly in corporate taxes, which not only boosted corporate earnings but facilitated strong economic growth. It has yet to be seen, however, if the benefit of lower taxes will persist into 2019 and beyond, particularly in the face of tighter monetary policy.

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