US stocks retake their leadership perch in the April risk rally

With their respective overweight in outperforming technology and healthcare stocks, the Russell 1000 and Russell 2000 lead the way in the global equity relief rally in April.

Global equities posted the strongest monthly gains in years (if not decades) in April, recouping much of their pandemic-driven losses since late February. Markets rode hopes that sustained central-bank liquidity support and moves to end lockdowns in many countries could soon help kick-start economic activity – even as incoming data grew increasingly grimmer.

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