Archive for January 2012

Stocks Hold, Gold Soars

The averages got a nice mid week jolt from the Fed to help save what was an otherwise generally weak market. For the week, the Dow fell .5%, the S&P500 gained .1% while the Nasdaq led with a 1.1% gain. Even though this didn’t look like a blockbuster week for stocks on the surface, it…

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Market Strong on Earnings

Another winning week for stocks made it three in a row, lifting the averages to a 6-month high as the Euro zone takes a back seat to mostly strong earnings. For the week, the Dow added 2.4%, the S&P gained 2% while the NASDAQ led with 2.8%. The market continues to get a boost from…

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Earnings and Gold in Focus

Stocks managed to gut out a second consecutive weekly gain in spite of fresh head winds out of Europe and slightly mixed results on the earnings front. For the week, the S&P 500 gained .9%, the Dow Industrials added .4% while the NASDAQ led the way after tacking on 1.4%. The averages were off to…

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Q4 Earnings on Tap

Stocks kicked off the year on the right foot, with all three major averages closing the week in the green on some encouraging employment data. For the week, the Dow gained 1.2%, the S&P 500 added 1.6% while the NASDAQ led after tacking on 2.7%. Everyone knows that employment remains one of the weakest areas…

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What to Expect in 2012

When it comes to the market and stocks, I’m probably not the only one ready to close the door on 2011 and focus on a new chapter. But while a fresh start always provides a spring board for optimism, the big question going into the New Year is whether that optimism will bear fruit. Because…

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