Market Insights - Q1, 2012
Stocks enjoyed very strong gains during the first quarter. In fact, based on the S&P 500 measure of the broad market, it was the best quarter for stocks since the third quarter 2009 and the best first quarter since 1998. The Index gained 12.6% during the quarter including dividends, to reach the 1408 level at the close on March 30, 2012. It was a quarter of milestones….