The Markets Were Positive in April
Equity markets reached higher levels in April as trade fears ebbed and rising rate expectations remained moderate. Read our recap for the month of April. Highlights include:
- Domestic and foreign equity indices rose in April as rates stabilized and earnings for most companies were as expected or better.
- Oil prices reached the highest level in 8 months.
- The unemployment rate fell to a 50-year low of 3.6%
- The average tax refund so far this tax season is $2,725.
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