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Market 360: The Week's Best & Worst

On a week where the US markets ended the day & week mixed, the major indexes are tracking to close the month mixed, but the quarter up almost 11% or greater, and the first half of the year in the green, except for the Dow.

  • Since March 9th lows, the S&P is up 35.83%, the Dow is up 28.89%, and the NASDAQ is up 44.90%
  • All 30 Dow components are positive since the March 9th lows and only 3 NASDAQ 100 members are negative since the March 9th lows.
  • The Dow remains in negative territory YTD by -3. 85%


Top Performers Since March 9th


Sector Impact:
5 out of 10 S&P sectors were positive for the week led by Telecom up 3.65% for the week. Energy was the most negative sector, down almost 3% for the week.

  • Telecom was helped by American Tower (AMT) up 7.5% for the week
  • Energy was hurt by Tesoro (TSO) down almost 9% for the week
  • Year-to-date 3 out of 10 sectors are positive led by Tech up 24% YTD.
  • Quarter-to-date, all 10 sectors are positive led by Financial up almost 35% QTD.


More Weekly Stats Here

Commodity Impact:

Oil settled at $69.16 per barrel roughly flat for the week.
Gas Prices: The AAA current national average for regular gas is $2.658 per gallon down 34.64% from a year ago when the average was $4.067 per gallon.
The highest recorded average price by AAA was on 7/17/2008, when the national average was $4.114 per gallon.


Currency Impact:

The US dollar lost ground against most major currencies for the week, following the Fed's decision to maintain interest at current levels, boosting investor’s appetite for riskier assets. Comments from China's central bank calling for a super-sovereign reserve currency also put pressure on the greenback.

Commodity Impact:

Oil settled at $69.16 per barrel roughly flat for the week.
Gas Prices: The AAA current national average for regular gas is $2.658 per gallon down 34.64% from a year ago when the average was $4.067 per gallon.
The highest recorded average price by AAA was on 7/17/2008, when the national average was $4.114 per gallon.


Global Index Performance led by Asia and Latin America:

Commodity Impact:

Oil settled at $69.16 per barrel roughly flat for the week.
Gas Prices: The AAA current national average for regular gas is $2.658 per gallon down 34.64% from a year ago when the average was $4.067 per gallon.
The highest recorded average price by AAA was on 7/17/2008, when the national average was $4.114 per gallon.


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

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