The first quarter of 2016 ended with mixed results. Both the S&P 500 and the Dow Jones Industrial averages managed small gains while the Nasdaq closed out the quarter with a small loss. First quarter earnings releases will start being announced in earnest during the week of April 18th. Those results will be a big “tell” for the markets direction heading into the summer. Keep checking back to our homepage for updates in the “current market outlook” section.