The first quarter of 2014 wraps up Monday, and we’re still pretty much
in the same position as we were back in December — looking for solid
signs that the economy is on a path toward recovery and sustainable
growth in the quarters ahead.
When Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen spoke a little too clearly on
Wednesday about her expectations on interest rate hikes, investors
rushed to sell, and markets tanked. But on Thursday, when several key
indicators pointed toward an improving economy, investors quickly became
buyers again and the markets bounced back.