A worker collects components at an auto parts facility in Charleston, South Carolina, US, on March 20, 2018.
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Another busy week of macro data will begin in the new quarter, after a volatile first quarter for stocks that ultimately ended in the black.
The S&P 500 rose 7.03% for the first quarter ending Friday. The Nasdaq Composite closed up 16.77% while the Dow Jones Industrial Average advanced 0.38%. The winning quarter is all the more remarkable given the continued rate hikes by the Federal Reserve and the micro-banking crisis resulting from the Silicon Valley collapse.