The All Ordinaries Index fell 1.2% in April, while volatility rose slightly, the ASX revealed.
Volatility increased 0.2 percentage points in April, with average daily movements reaching 0.6%.
The Australian market followed its international peers with these trends, with the UK, Hong Kong, Germany and Japan all experiencing modest declines in all-ordinaries indexes, and volatility increasing in the US markets.
But the value of daily cash market trading rose to $5.9 billion a day, well above levels from a year ago, with trading in derivatives also increasing.
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