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Market 360: The Week's Best & Worst

In a week dominated by outrage over Wall Street bonuses, TALF funding, and the Fed buying government debt, the markets managed to maintain a positive weekly gain for the second consecutive week, running with all indexes up about 1% or greater.

Index Impact:

-IBM
(IBM) had the most positive impact on the Dow, up over 2% for the week
**YTD, IBM is once again THE ONLY positive Dow component for the year, up almost 10% YTD, Intel (INTC) is the least negative for the year, down 0.07% YTD
-3M (MMM) had the most negative impact on the Dow down over 4% for the week
**YTD, Citigroup (C) continues to be the worst Dow performer by % loss, down almost 61% YTD
-Agilent Technologies (A) had the most positive impact on the S&P 500 up over 3% for the week.
**YTD, the top S&P performer by % gain is SunMicrosystems (JAVA), up over 112% YTD
-Exxon (XOM) had the most negative impact on the S&P 500, down over 1.5% for the week.
**YTD, the bottom S&P performer by % loss continues to be Huntington Bancshares (HBAN) down over 77% YTD
-Oracle (ORCL) had the most positive impact on the NASDAQ 100 up almost 10% for the week.
**YTD, the top NASDAQ 100 performer by % gain is also SunMicrosystems (JAVA), up over 112% YTD
-Amgen (AMGN) had the most negative impact on the NASDAQ 100, down over 5% for the week.
**YTD, the worst NASDAQ 100 performer by % loss continues to be Wynn Resorts (WYNN), down almost 51.5% YTD


Sector Impact:
9 out of 10 S&P sectors were positive for the week led by Utilities up over 8%. Health Care was the only negative sector, down almost 2% for the week.
*YTD all 10 sectors are negative led by Financials down almost 35% YTD. Information Technology is the least negative sector down about 0.87% YTD
Utilities were helped by Dynegy (DYN) up almost 44% for the week
Health Care was hurt by Intuitive Surgical (ISRG) down over 9% for the week

In a week dominated by outrage over Wall Street bonuses, TALF funding, and the Fed buying government debt, the markets managed to maintain a positive weekly gain for the second consecutive week, running with all indexes up about 1% or greater.

Index Impact:

-IBM
(IBM) had the most positive impact on the Dow, up over 2% for the week
**YTD, IBM is once again THE ONLY positive Dow component for the year, up almost 10% YTD, Intel (INTC) is the least negative for the year, down 0.07% YTD
-3M (MMM) had the most negative impact on the Dow down over 4% for the week
**YTD, Citigroup (C) continues to be the worst Dow performer by % loss, down almost 61% YTD
-Agilent Technologies (A) had the most positive impact on the S&P 500 up over 3% for the week.
**YTD, the top S&P performer by % gain is SunMicrosystems (JAVA), up over 112% YTD
-Exxon (XOM) had the most negative impact on the S&P 500, down over 1.5% for the week.
**YTD, the bottom S&P performer by % loss continues to be Huntington Bancshares (HBAN) down over 77% YTD
-Oracle (ORCL) had the most positive impact on the NASDAQ 100 up almost 10% for the week.
**YTD, the top NASDAQ 100 performer by % gain is also SunMicrosystems (JAVA), up over 112% YTD
-Amgen (AMGN) had the most negative impact on the NASDAQ 100, down over 5% for the week.
**YTD, the worst NASDAQ 100 performer by % loss continues to be Wynn Resorts (WYNN), down almost 51.5% YTD

More Weekly Stats Here

Commodity Impact:
Oil settled at $51.06 per barrel, crossing the $50 mark on Thursday for the first time since January 6th.
Gas Prices: The AAA current national average for regular gas is $1.942 per gallon down 40.70% from a year ago when the average was $3.275 per gallon
-The highest recorded average price by AAA was on 7/17/2008, when the national average was $4.114 per gallon
Gold Rallied on news that the Fed will buy US Treasuries, silver also benefited from the news, gaining nearly 5% for the week, while copper rose about 8% for the week.


Currency Impact:
The US dollar fell broadly versus most major currencies this week, following the news that the Fed will purchase billions of dollars of long-term US Treasuries, spiking inflation fears. The dollar index, a measure of dollar versus a basket of currencies, was on pace for its biggest weekly loss since 1985, according to Thomson Reuters data. The euro was also on track for its largest weekly percent drop since its inception in 1999.

Commodity Impact:
Oil settled at $51.06 per barrel, crossing the $50 mark on Thursday for the first time since January 6th.
Gas Prices: The AAA current national average for regular gas is $1.942 per gallon down 40.70% from a year ago when the average was $3.275 per gallon
-The highest recorded average price by AAA was on 7/17/2008, when the national average was $4.114 per gallon
Gold Rallied on news that the Fed will buy US Treasuries, silver also benefited from the news, gaining nearly 5% for the week, while copper rose about 8% for the week.




Note:Data based on preliminary numbers. May adjust slightly due to settling at close.

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