The S&P/ASX 200 Index (ASX: XJO) is edging higher today, up 0.45% in afternoon trading. With a small gain posted by yesterday’s closing bell as well, the ASX 200 is now up 0.64% for the first 2 trading days of May.
If the ASX 200 can maintain its positive trajectory for the month, May will mark 8 straight months of gains for the index.
April saw the ASX 200 finish up 3.5% for the month. That was its best performance since November, when the index gained a stellar 10%.