Archive for October 2011

Moving on Up (Financial Week, October 10-14, 2011)

North American and European Markets rose significantly on Friday, closing out a strong week and posting gains in most sectors. In Friday morning trading, the Dow, Nasdaq and S&P were each up roughly 1%. By the closing bell on Friday, the Dow-Jones had gained 166.36 points to close at 11,644.49, an increase of 1.45%. The…

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Stocks Make Uphill Climb (Market Review for Oct. 3-7, 2011)

The fourth quarter started out on a low note with a sell-off but rebounded as the week continued. Stocks tumbled on Monday, with the dismal Dow closing at just 10,655.30, down -258 points and 2.36% from the previous week’s close. The Nasdaq closed at 2,335.83, a drop of -79.57 points and 3.29%, and the S&P…

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Who Let The Bears Out? Week In Review, Sept. 26-30, 2011

As the third quarter ends and the fourth quarter begins, the markets are looking decidedly bearish. British blue chip stocks took a hit on Thursday, closing in the red. U.S. blue chip stocks gained on Thursday, thanks in part to the news that Germany had approved funding for the crisis in the Euro zone. The…

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