Five Stocks to Watch in April

March saw the S&P 500 make a new all time high, climbing to 1883.57 on the seventh. The index is up +11.7 percent since early October of 2013. Nevertheless, the Dow Jones Industrial did not make a new high in March, rising +9.8 percent in the same period, while the broader based Russell 2000's performance was even more impressive, rising +13.4 percent and also hitting an all-time high in March.

Geopolitical tensions mounted in March, with Russia's annexation of Crimea and the disappeared Malaysian airliner at the forefront of the news. April promises to be an interesting month in the stock market and beyond. Below are five stocks that have made the news lately and could make significant moves in April.

Apple Inc. (AAPL) - Apple Inc. launched another patent infringement lawsuit against smartphone giant Samsung, this time seeking $40 per device or $2 billion. The new lawsuit covers newer devices made by Samsung and jury was selected yesterday. The previous patent infringement case brought by Apple against Samsung was won by Apple and is currently being appealed by Samsung. Also, Apple is making inroads into the Chinese market. The company just announced LTE iPad availability, as well as LTE iPad Air and Retina iPad mini for the Chinese mobile market. Apple's second quarter earnings will be released on April 23rd.

General Motors

Published on Apr 1, 2014
By Jay Hawk
Jay Hawk
Jay Hawk enjoyed a 12-year professional financial markets career incorporating extensive first hand futures and options experience obtained by trading in the stock, commodity and forex markets on U.S. exchanges. Since retiring as a full-time financial market professional, he has been actively trading stock, commodities, forex and options for his own account and managing funds for others, as well as writing financial market commentary and educational articles.

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