Despite an early pullback in the stock market, 26 stocks in the S&P 500 reached new 52-week highs so far in the trading session.
While U.S. indexes suffer from the dog days of summer, emerging markets look to be on a tear.
The Dow shattered through the 17,000-mark Thursday for the first time ever. So far this year, however, the index has been left behind.
The Dow and S&P 500 gained in at least 12 World Cups.
April is the best month to be in blue chips, if history is a guide.