Archive for January, 2012

DJIA / Market Close for Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Well, January is finished. The Nasdaq rose +8% in January, S&P 500 +3.4% and the Dow +4.4%. Unlike 2011, there have not been big drops and pops for stocks in general. In 2011, it was a ritual. The Dow lost -20.81 (-0.16%) to close at 12.632.91. The S&P 500 was down a bit while Nasdaq [...]

Market Happenings for Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Pre-market, futures are up after European Union leaders agreed to strengthen a financial firewall and sign a fiscal pact. Gainers this morning include MCK, GCI, TER, NWL and LLY while losers include PCL, BBY, EOG, S and WPX. Light crude is up +1.16% at 99.93 and gold is up +0.79% at 1,744.60. The Market Exxon [...]

DJIA / Market Close for Monday, January 30, 2012

Stocks are up a bit in after-hours trading. The Dow lost -6.74 (-0.05%) to close at 12,653.72 today. The S&P 500, Nasdaq and Russell 2000 were all down too. Of course, financial stocks were among the worst losers of the day. BAC was down 3.02%, AXP -1.46% and JPM -0.54%. Tomorrow XOM reports earnings before [...]