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MARKET UPDATE: APRIL 2019 IN REVIEW

Green shoots appeared in U.S. economic data as the economy entered the second quarter. Leading indicators signaled low odds of a recession in the coming year. The Conference Board’s Leading Economic Index (LEI) rose 3.1% year over year in March, breaking a five-month slide in annual growth. Jobs data at the beginning of April confirmed that signs of labor market weakness earlier in the year were temporary. Click here to read more.