The Dow ended the first quarter at 13,212, up 8%. The Standard & Poor's 500 Index added 12% and the Nasdaq finished with a whopping nearly 19% gain.
And, if history is any guide, April should continue to bode well for stocks.
According to data from Schaffer's Investment Research, the S&P 500 has risen every April for the past five years.
In all, the index has returned an average of 4.5% for the same period, making April the best month for the market by far.
So, with all signals pointing at go, where should investors look for a jolt?
Perhaps they could take a sniff at what's brewing over at Starbucks (Nasdaq: SBUX).
Juiced About Starbucks (Nasdaq: SBUX)The Seattle-based coffee giant recently launched its first Evolution Fresh juice bar.
Located in the tony town of Bellevue, WA, not far from the company's storied headquarters, the opening has been highly anticipated, not much unlike coffee junkies waiting for their caffeine fix.
For Starbucks fans and investors, Evolution Fresh marks something of a departure.