In his latest video update, Commonwealth CIO Brad McMillan reviews another strong month for world financial markets. Markets were down for most of April but rallied during the last week of the month as worries about the French election subsided. Political concerns aside, economics are pretty sound, despite lackluster U.S. growth in the first quarter. Looking at the global economy, the news remains good and is getting better. Although a bit more worry has crept into the picture lately, the overall situation remains positive. Follow Brad at blog.commonwealth.com/independent-market-observer.