Quarterly Market Review: January – March 2015

The Markets (as of market close March 30, 2015)

Volatility continued to rule the domestic equities markets. After losing ground in January, the major indices had a strong February. March saw early losses, then solid gains, with the Dow industrials, S&P 500, and Russell 2000 all hitting closing highs, and the Nasdaq closing above 5000 for the first time in 15 years, just shy of its all-time high. But these gains were tempered by a late-month downturn, with all the major indices losing ground in five of the last seven trading days as investors, jittery about corporate earnings, took profits. The small caps of the Russell 2000, which are seen as having less international exposure, saw March’s only gains, and also led all indices for the quarter, up almost 4% with the Nasdaq right behind at 3.5%. The S&P and Global Dow trailed…

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