U.S. stocks finished the first trading week of 2010 on a positive note, with the Dow and S&P 500 reaching their highest level in 15-months.
What follows is a summary of this week's statistics on the markets.
First Trading Day
Since the Peak
Since the Bottom
Sector Impact: 8 out of 10 sectors closed the week in positive territory, led to the upside by financial and basic materials stocks. Telecom is the worst performing sector this week, down 2.9%.
Commodity Impact:Crude oil for February delivery closed at $82.75 per barrel on Friday, up $3.39, or 4.27% for the week.
Currencies Impact: On Friday, the dollar index posted its biggest one-day loss since December 1, 2008, following an unexpected decline of 85,000 U.S. nonfarm payrolls last month, reducing expectations of a rate increase in the near future.
Global Index Performance: