Archive for December, 2011

Investors Say So Long To 2011 And Good Riddance

The Market has closed the book for 2011. The DJIA ended the week down -0.6%, S&P 500 -0.6%, Nasdaq -0.5% and Russell 2000 -0.9%. For the year, DJIA was up +5.5% and the only winner of the four indices. The S&P 500 was down -0.0%, Nasdaq -1.8% and Russell 2000 -5.5% for the year. So [...]

Top Dow Yielding Stocks

Wow, the four DJIA stocks with yields above 4% are are up this last day of 2011 (so far anyway). Could it be one of the Dow Investing strategies at work? Probably. Of the 30 Dow stock components, nine are up at this hour (1:00 pm EST) with HPQ the highest gainer with a +0.90% [...]

Market Happenings For Friday, December 30, 2011

Pre-market, futures are mixed on this final trading day of 2011, as investors bid farewell to an otherwise volatile year. Gainers this morning include SCHW, RHT, IP, NEM and FTR while losers include ICE, SHLD, ADBE, PFE and AVP. Light crude is down -0.43% at 99.22 and gold is up +1.58% at 1,565.30. The Market [...]