The Dow was down -13.02 (-0.10%) to 12,449.45 today. Nasdaq, S&P 500 and Russell 2000 all closed higher. My favorite, the Russell 2000, beat them all, rising a whole, whopping, +0.33%. It’s my favorite because of its volatility and the mutual fund that most of my money is in, PSVIX , is based on that index and performs close to the index performance.
The Dow 30 had 16 stocks down and 14 stocks up.
The Dow Dogs had 5 stocks up and 5 down.
Cramer’s charitable trust portfolio had 16 stocks down and 18 stocks up.
Top 5 Dow yielders, had 3 stocks up and 2 down.
The Small Dogs also had had 3 stocks up and 2 down.
So, it was a boring inside day.
BAC (+3.62%), AA, JPM , CSCO and UTX were the top Dow 30 performers today.
DIS (-2.35%), KO, CVX, PG and XOM were the Dow 30 top losers today.
Alcoa (AA) reported that it expects global demand for the metal to increase 7% in 2012.
Coca-Cola (KO) fell 1.9% after UBS downgraded it to neutral from a buy.
Chevron (CVX) reported that fourth-quarter 2011 earnings are expected to be significantly below Q3 2011 results.
JPM reports earnings on 1/13/2012 before the open.
AXP reports earnings on 1/19/2012 after the close.
BAC reports earnings on 1/19/2012 before the open.
IBM reports earnings on 1/19/2012 after the close.
INTC reports earnings on 1/19/2012 after the market.
MSFT reports earnings on 1/19/2012 after the close.
GE reports earnings on 1/20/2012 before the open.