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Weekly Market Recap

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…

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…