Weekly Market Recap

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…