April 2019 Market UpdateSubmitted by Corrigan Financial, Inc on May 1st, 2019
Global stock markets continued their impressive advance with gains in excess of 3% during April. With the S&P 500 Index recording its best four-month start in more than 30 years, U.S. stock returns have now reached 18% for the year. Foreign shares also have solid gains of over 13% year-to-date. Global equities have added a remarkable $10 trillion in market value since the start of the year.