April’s stock market seems to be in a tight spot. After the veritable slide at the beginning of the year, prices have recovered significantly. But now they seem to be turning down again. Is the tide turning for the better or for the worse?
From a seasonal perspective, the bulls on the stock market typically go full throttle again in spring before the traditionally weak summer half-year begins.
After all, April’s stock market is one of the best of the year. On a long-term average, however, certain indices perform even better than others.
Seasonally Solid Gains for April’s Stock Market in US
The Nasdaq 100 is up around 2% on average over the long term, while the Dow Jones Industrial Average and S&P 500 are typically up more than 1% in April.
Europe: Small Caps and Technology Stocks Gain in April
German technology stocks were able to achieve significantly more. The TecDAX, for example, achieved a plus of 2.8% on average in April, putting it at the top of our survey.
The SDAX is hardly inferior with a plus of 2.7%, followed by the MDAX with a plus of 2.3%. Austria’s ATX index rose by an impressive 2%, while the Swiss SMI gained just 1% (roughly the same as the DAX).
My Conclusion For April’s Stock Market
April is usually a very strong month for stocks from a seasonal point of view. German technology stocks are particularly strong on a long-term average. However, seasonal averages are my buy signals. There may well be significant deviations.