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Market 360: The Week's Best & Worst

All three major US indices finished the week in positive territory, helped by better-than-expected economic data on Friday, suggesting that certain areas of the economy may be stabilizing. The NASDAQ Composite continued its rally, closing to the upside for the eighth straight week.

  • The NASDAQ Composite has advanced 32.87% from its close on March 13th.
  • The last time the NASDAQ had eight weeks of straight gains was on the week ending December 31, 1999.
  • Year-to-date, the NASDAQ Composite is the only major index trading in the green, up 9.02%.
  • In the past eight weeks, the S&P 500 has advanced 27.04%, while the Dow has gained 22.71%.

Index Impact:

  • The biggest percent gainers in the NASDAQ 100 included Expedia (EXPE), First Solar (FSLR), and Life Technologies (LIFE), advancing 31.6%, 22.7%, and 19.8% respectively for the week.
  • Among the S&P 500 index, Massey Energy (MEE), International Paper (IP), and Morgan Stanley (MS), rose the most this week, up 32.5%, 20.1%, and 17.6% respectively.
  • Caterpillar (CAT) and Disney (DIS) had the largest impact on the Dow this week, gaining 10.8% and 8.3% respectively.



Sector Impact:

Nine out of ten sectors closed the week in positive territory, led by Utilities, Materials and Energy companies.



More Weekly Stats Here

Commodity Impact:

Nymex crude for June delivery rose $1.65 for the week to close at $53.20 per barrel, up 3.20%.



Currency Impact:

The US dollar and yen lost ground versus most European currencies this week, as investors' appetite for riskier assets increased

Commodity Impact:

Nymex crude for June delivery rose $1.65 for the week to close at $53.20 per barrel, up 3.20%.



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

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Symbol
Price
 
Change
%Change
DIS
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CAT
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MS
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IP
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FSLR
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IVN
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EXPE
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