Weekly Market Recap

Market Is Unclear Despite Positive Finish for Indices This Week (JPM, AMZN)

July 13th, 2012

Weekly Wrap Up
While stocks were down all week, at the end of the day on Friday all major indices surged. Investors awaited news from JPMorgan (JPM: Charts, News, Offers), who announced Friday morning that the bank is still expecting record annual e…

Jobs Report Confirms Weak US Economy, Central Banks Make Big Changes

July 6th, 2012

Weekly Wrap Up
This week many concerns over the global economy were confirmed with Friday’s jobs report and big actions taken by several large central banks. Stocks were down overall at the end of the week due to the employment news and smaller than…

Wall Street Rallies After EU Agreement, Second Quarter Ends With a Bang (RIMM, NKE)

June 28th, 2012

Weekly Wrap Up
The end of the week brought a final surge for US stocks as leaders offered emergency support for European banks at the EU Summit. Commodities, crude oil, and gold all gained after this positive news from Europe. The S&P 500 index gain…

Small End of Week Rebound After Thursday’s Losses, the Second-Worst of the Year

June 22nd, 2012

Weekly Wrap Up
This week brought the second-worst loss this year for the stock market, due to fears about global economic growth stemming from weak manufacturing reports. Despite Thursday’s losses, on Friday the markets rallied with gains for a few …

Second Straight Week of Gains; Likely Intervention in Europe (SBUX, DELL)

June 15th, 2012

Weekly Wrap Up
US markets recorded their second straight set of weekly gains, courtesy of renewed optimism in Europe. Despite Spain’s credit rating cut by Moody’s (MCO: Charts, News, Offers), investors are hopeful central banks across the globe will…

Best Week of the Year: China Slahes Rates and Spain Closer to Bailout (GOOG, BBY)

June 9th, 2012

Weekly Wrap Up
The first full week after Memorial Day, traditionally consisting of lower volume through the end of summer, was able to achieve one of the best results of the year. The majority of gains were recorded Wednesday when the European Centr…

Small Weekly Gains Ahead of Dry Summer of Trading (FB, WMT)

May 25th, 2012

Weekly Wrap Up
A week headlined by wild swings in Facebook’s stock ends relatively flat as investors look ahead toward the summer. After a controversial debut last Friday, Facebook’s (FB: Charts, News, Offers) stock continued to slide throughout the…

Facebook IPO Lukewarm, Markets Suffer Worst Week Since November

May 18th, 2012

Weekly Wrap Up
Markets took a significant beating throughout the week, concluding Friday with small losses across the board, notching the worst weekly losses since November. The biggest news of the week was the long awaited Facebook IPO (FB: Charts,…

Greece Does it Again! Negative Impact on US Markets Persists

May 11th, 2012

Weekly Wrap Up
Markets fail to gain momentum this week as economic woes in Europe were put to the forefront. Leadership changes in France and Greece have left investors wondering that is in store for the troubled nations. Greece woes specifically co…

Weekly Winners and Losers: LNKD, YHOO, AAPL

May 3rd, 2012

Weekly Wrap Up
Markets wrapped up Friday with losses across the board, consistent with the trending beginning Monday. Unemployment figures from April came in late in the week to mixed reviews – unemployment fell, but the rate of job growth fell as w…

Weekly Winners and Losers: AAPL, XOM, NFLX

April 27th, 2012

Weekly Wrap Up
The week ended slightly up, as positive data on pending home sales and the Federal Reserve’s ongoing expansionary policy offset a low Case-Shiller index for February and greater than expected jobless claims. Several strong earnings ca…

Weekly Winners and Losers: GE, MS, C

April 20th, 2012

Weekly Wrap Up
Markets were largely flat for the week, as several big earnings calls beat expectations but economic data remained mixed. Jobless claims fell by far less than economists had forecasted last week. On the other hand, consumer retail spe…

Stocks End Down on Uncertain Economic Picture

April 13th, 2012

Weekly Wrap Up
Major indices were down this week even as low foreclosures rates gave investors some signs of hope, but other signs from the economy were negative. For instance, jobless claims rose, and signs from the Chinese economy seem to point to…

Stocks Down Despite Labor Market Improvments

April 6th, 2012

Weekly Wrap Up
Stocks ended down on this short week in the mrakets, as investors appeared to have inflated expectations of another round of quantitative easing from the Federal Reserve. These expectations were readjusted after the minutes of the lat…

Weekly Winners and Losers: AMZN, FDX, ADBE

March 23rd, 2012

Weekly Wrap Up
In spite of a few promising signs in the economy, major indices were down this week. One of the biggest factors was a contraction in China’s manufacturing based on a big manufacturing index. This, in combination with the Chinese gover…

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…