A look back at markets in April when stocks continued to move higher amid encouraging economic data. : Please note any past performance mentioned is not a guide to future performance and may not be repeated. The sectors, securities, regions and countries shown are for illustrative purposes only and are not to be considered a recommendation to buy or sell. US equities posted solid gains in April and hit another record high late in the month. The Federal Reserve's (Fed) dovish stance, which it has maintained since the start of the year, was consolidated in late March.