Stock index futures mostly held their ground and indicated a higher open, despite a report showing the economy grew at a much slower pace than thought in the third quarter.
U.S. stocks finished the week mixed, with the S&P and the Dow posting modest losses, while the NASDAQ Composite managed a gain of 0.98%.
Techs rallied Friday after strong earnings reports from Oracle and Research In Motion. But the Dow erased its gains.
The Dow erased all of gains on Wednesday after the Federal Reserve offered no surprises in its latest statement. Anton Schutz, president of Mendon Capital told investors what to expect from the markets going forward.
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U.S. stocks finished the week mixed to flat, with the S&P 500 and Dow Jones Industrial Average posting modest gains on Friday, following stronger-than expected retail sales and a boost in consumer confidence early this month.
Stocks opened higher Friday after a report showed consumer sentiment improved in early December and retail sales rose much more than expected last month.
Stocks rebounded Wednesday, as a weaker U.S. dollar gave a boost to commodities, sending materials stocks higher.
Stocks opened flat to slightly lower Wednesday as concerns mounted over the global economy and the US dollar continued to assert itself as a popular safety play.
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U.S. stocks posted modest gains this week, following a better-than-expected jobs report on Friday, which boosted hopes for an economic recovery and stabilization in the labor market.
Both the Dow and S&P 500 clung to modest gains on Friday after shooting much higher on a stronger-than expected jobs report.
What follows is a look at stocks in the S&P 500 displaying unusual volume in today's trading session.
After an early rally on the better-than-expected jobs report, the market turned lower as a rebounding US dollar sent investors out of stocks and commodities.
Huntsman has been charging straight up for the last month, and the bulls are still feeling positive chemistry.
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On a short holiday week where the Dow started off at a new 2009 high before losing ground Friday on concerns over Dubai's debt standing, the markets managed a mixed to flat performance for the week.
Today’s gains have pushed the Dow Industrials to a new 52-week high. At these levels, the Dow has soared 60% and the S&P has surged 64% from their March closing lows.
The U.S. equity markets are relatively quiet ahead of Thanksgiving, but will there be some stock cheer the week after Black Friday and for the rest of the holiday season? Historically and on average, the U.S. Markets have been up on the week after Thanksgiving Day and continued to uptrend from Thanksgiving to Christmas Day.
U.S. stocks finished the week mixed, after reaching new highs for the year earlier on the week.