Archive for July, 2012

Waiting On Central Banks: Market Happenings for Monday, July 30, 2012

Premarket, futures are mixed as investors look for news from Euro and U.S. central banks. Gainers this morning include JEC (-5.45%), FTR, S, ROP and ANR while losers include LUV (-6.63%) , ORLY, FSLR, LSI and PHM. The Market Investors are hoping for the U.S. Federal Reserve and the European Central Bank to announce new [...]

Markets Pop Again: DJIA Market Close for Week Ending July 27, 2012

The Dow added +187.73 (+1.46%) to close the week at 13,075.66, above 13,000! For the week DJIA gained +2.0%, Nasdaq +1.1%, S&P 500 +1.7% and my beloved Russell 2000 only +0.6%. Year-to-date, DJIA is up +7.0%, Nasdaq +13.5%, S&P 500 +10.2% and Russell 2000 only +7.4%, badly lagging the S&P 500 and Nasdaq. What that [...]

U.S. GDP Data: Market Happenings for Friday, July 27, 2012

Premarket, futures are up. Gainers this morning include EXPE (+15.51%), ANR, AMGN, GILD and MRK while losers include SBUX (-9.41%), CERN, CA, LLY and UNP. The Market The U.S. economy grew at an annual rate of just 1.5 percent from April through June, as Americans cut back sharply on spending. The Commerce Department revised the [...]