April is traditionally a great month for the markets, and it was again this time. Over the long term April has been traditionally a great month for the market – there are plenty of reasons why, like post-reporting-season buying or the massive dividends being paid that go back into the market. Over the last 36 years April has been up 27 times or 75% of the time. The average move has been +2.69%. This April we saw the ASX 200 at one stage early on down -176 points or -3.41%, but then off the low of 4957, it rallied back +332 points or +5.9% to (5252). So for the month of April, the ASX 200 finished after all that massive volatility up +3.33%, which yet again was slightly above its 36-year average.