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Weekly Market Recap

Major Indices Mixed on Turbulent Week of Trading

March 10th, 2012

Weekly Wrap Up
Markets were basically unchanged week over week, with the Dow slightly down and the Nasdaq and S&P 500 slightly up. The market experienced its biggest drop of the year so far on Tuesday, after Chinese officials revised their growth ta…

Stock End Slightly Up for the Week On Mixed Economic Data

March 2nd, 2012

Weekly Wrap Up
A mixed week ended with major indices only slightly up–at least, the Nasdaq and S&P 500; other major indices were slightly down. While there was some reagional factory and income data earlier in the week which might have given reason…

Markets Flat as Investors Eye Greek Restructuring

February 23rd, 2012

Weekly Wrap Up
Major indices were slightly up this week as the latest Greek bailout was approved by European authorities and several tentative signs of a continuing economic recovery appeared. However, continuing anxiety about the situation in Greek…

Major Indices End Up for the Week on Hope of Greek Deal

February 16th, 2012

Weekly Wrap Up
Major indices ended up for the week as investors became increasingly confident that a deal would be reached over the Greek debt crises, and Greece ratified futher austerity measures. The Dow ended at almost 13,000 and the S&P 500 came…

Facebook Files for IPO and the Economy Shows Signs of Recovery

February 3rd, 2012

Weekly Wrap Up
There were several signs of economic recovery this week. First, the Labor Department reported a drop in the weekly jobless claims rate, about 10,000 below the four week average. Then, on Friday, they reported that the unemployment rat…

Stocks Mixed as Anxiety Over Europe Continues

January 27th, 2012

Weekly Wrap Up
Despite the news that last quarter’s GDP was the highest it has been in a year and a half, stocks ended mixed as this slightly missed economists’ forecasts and there are several signs that 2012 isn’t going to start as strong. One of t…

Major Indices Up for the First Week of the Year.

January 6th, 2012

Weekly Wrap Up Markets began the week with a rally, as positive economic data about the manufacturing and construction sectors of the economy were released on Monday. Though Germany managed to get a lower rate for its debt during its auction on Tuesday, markets ended flat for the day. Markets continued to be flat or
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Markets Down After Turbulence in Europe and Disappointing Earnings

December 16th, 2011

Weekly Wrap Up
Early in the week the Federal Reserve announced no intention to take further action in order to boost the economy, citing signs of growth in the economy and fearing that more aggressive action would lead to high inflation later. The E…

Markets Down After Turbulence in Europe and Disappointing Earnings

December 16th, 2011

Weekly Wrap Up
Early in the week the Federal Reserve announced no intention to take further action in order to boost the economy, citing signs of growth in the economy and fearing that more aggressive action would lead to high inflation later. The E…

Stocks End Up After Turbulent Week of Trading

December 9th, 2011

Weekly Wrap Up
After another harrowing week of negotiations in the eurozone, major indices ended slightly up this week. The week began with Germany and France coming out with a proposal to modify the relevant European Union treaties to create a fisc…

Dow Jumps Over 750 Points on Optimistic Economic Outlook

December 3rd, 2011

Weekly Wrap Up
Despite three days of moderate gains and losses, the large gains that the market experienced on Monday and Wednesday were more than enough to make this a very solid performing week for the stock market. The Dow Jones index gained ove…

Dow Drops 350 points Despite Decreased Inflation and Jobless Claims

November 18th, 2011

Weekly Wrap Up
The markets trended down most of the week, totally negating any gains from the previous week. By the end of the week, the Dow Jones had dropped over 350 points, and the NYSE lost almost 300 points. The biggest economic concern was f…

Weekly Recap: GM, GMCR Underperform

November 11th, 2011

Weekly Wrap Up
Markets finish the week ahead despite heavy losses recorded on Wednesday. Italy’s bonds continue to see increases in rate, raising more fears the country will be forced to abandon the euro, causing the mid-week sell off. But stocks re…

Strong Corporate Earnings Couldn’t Counteract European Uncertainty

November 4th, 2011

Weekly Wrap Up
The two-day rally on Wednesday and Thursday was bookended by losses, more than negating any gains seen mid-week. By the end of the week, the Dow Jones and NYSE both lost roughly 245 points, while the Nasdaq dropped 51. The European …

Exxon (XOM) Third-Quarter Profits Highlight Week of Gains

October 28th, 2011

Weekly Wrap Up
Markets achieved more weekly gains to finish out the last full trading week of October, despite ending Friday with mixed results. The move forward was thanks to a new European debt agreement, to which investors responded with enthusia…

Week in Review: Apple (AAPL) Subpar Earnings and More Help for Greece Highlight

October 21st, 2011

Weekly Wrap Up
Markets manage to add gains for another week, excluding the NASDAQ exchange, who recorded a minor loss. Stocks finished the week strong with gains after European officials approved a new batch of loans for Greece. In domestic news, JD…

Google, Apple Help Stocks Hit Weekly Gains (GOOG, AAPL)

October 14th, 2011

Weekly Wrap Up
Markets manage to rally late in the week on strong earnings from the tech sector. The start of earnings season was not optimistic, as Alcoa (AA: Charts, News, Offers) came in below estimates. But Google (GOOG: Charts, News, Offers) an…

Markets Achieve Moderate Gains on Week (YHOO, AMZN)

October 7th, 2011

Weekly Wrap Up
Another topsy-turvy week ends with markets recording moderate gains for the time span, as mixed economic news continue to cloud future sentiment. European nations are still working to curb the Greece debt crisis, but the troubled coun…