Judging by the calendar spring is officially here. But the CT weather so far hasn’t cooperated much. So, my request is simple…spring, please hurry-up! I’m sure the weather will turn and things will start to warm, but the dusting of snow on our lawn on April 3rd didn’t help my mood. Let’s hope the turn is sooner rather than later. I hope you all had a safe and comfortable winter and are more patient than me waiting for spring. Enjoy it when it comes.
I am happy to announce that our advisor representative, John Seagrave, has been asked to join the Board of the Northwest CT Chamber of Commerce. John became involved at the Chamber very shortly after he joined our firm in March 2017. Since then he has been a near-tireless supporter of the Chamber’s programs and helped organize new ones. John is a young man with a bright future and we and the Chamber are happy to have his direct involvement. For more info on the Chamber check out their website at www.nwctchamberofcommerce.org/
Last Quarter Round Up
After a rough quarter at the end of 2018, the first quarter of 2019 was an almost complete reversal. The U.S. S&P 500 index was up +13.65%. The international market index was up +9.98% and emerging markets were up +9.93%. Bonds showed a nice recovery as well, with the aggregate index up +2.94% for the quarter. Short-term treasuries did reasonably well given their low level of risk at +0.99%.