As of todays close, DJIA is up 4.53% year-to-date. S&P 500 is up 5.3% and NASDAQ is best at 9.2%. When compared to the average performance at this point during the year in past years ending in seven (7th Years of Decades), All Years, All Post Election Years or the 1st Year of New Administrations, the market’s performance thus far in 2017 is above average. Each pattern in the below charts shows some average gain during the full month of April. The choppiest is the 7th Year of Decades.