Archive for December, 2010

Stocks, commodities shine in 2010 as euro suffers (Reuters)

Reuters – World stocks ended 2010 at their highest levels in 28 months on Friday and oil touched a 26-month peak as expectations of a further recovery in the global economy supported investors’ appetite for risk heading into the new year.

Indexes end strong year and month with quiet day (Reuters)

Reuters – U.S. stocks closed out a year of double-digit gains and the S&P’s best December since 1991 with a quiet and little changed session on Friday as investors found no reason to make big bets ahead of the new year.

TSX ends 2010 on positive note as miners shine (Reuters)

Reuters – Toronto’s main stock index closed slightly higher on Friday in sparse New Year’s Eve trading, as strong metal prices and a rally in miners kept the market on track for its best December in five years and double-digit growth in 2010.