Market Thoughts for May 2016

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Following a strong March, markets suffered a pullback in early April after analysts cut forecasts for first-quarter earnings growth and worries about the economy resurfaced. Though markets recovered, we were left wondering: was the pullback a sign of things to come, or will we see markets continue to move along? Brad McMillan, Commonwealth Financial Network’s chief investment officer, looks at how ongoing strength in job and income growth, expansion in the manufacturing sector, and other factors could lead to a fruitful spring. Follow Brad at