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April 1, 2019

Dear Client: Returns for the major stock indices for 2019, and the current bond and money market yields are as follows: Index YTD 2019 Dow Jones Industrial Average     11.81% S&P 500     13.65% Fixed Income Yields 1 year 5 year 10 year 30 year Municipals 1.51% 1.59% 1.89% 2.72% US Treasuries 2.39% 2.23% 2.41% 2.81% Fidelity Government Cash Reserves Money Market Fund  2.13% As we begin our 25th year at LYNCH & Associates, we would like to take the opportunity to thank all of you for your continued confidence.  Since our opening in December 1994, the S&P 500’s compounded annual growth rate has been 11%.  In that time, we have seen countless reasons for the markets to be fearful and euphoric: the internet boom and bust, 9/11 and terrorism, the housing boom and collapse, the Great Recession, enormous technological progress and huge economic expansion.  The fears and advancements are too many to count.  Through it all, we believe our continued principles of bottom-up, growth-oriented investing, owning the highest quality individual securities while being insistent on the long term, have and will continue to serve our clients well.  We repeat that it is the discipline to rationally adhere to sound investing principles during the difficult market times that will be most important to investing success. The first quarter of 2019 shaped up to be the best quarter since 1998.  After a very difficult fourth quarter where the S&P index dropped 20% from its all-time high on September 21st to its low on December 26th, the markets have snapped back quite impressively.  It has been great to see so many...