US Stocks rose for the second consecutive week, with the S&P 500 Index and NASDAQ Composite reaching a new high for the year on Thursday, March 11.
What follows is a summary of this week's statistics on the markets.
Equity Metrics This Week
Highest Close in 2010
Sector Impact: Seven out of ten sectors closed the week in positive territory, led to the upside by financial and material stocks.
Commodity Impact:Crude oil for April delivery was nearly unchanged this week, settling at $81.24 per barrel on Friday, down $0.26 for the week. Crude is currently down 44.08% from its Nymex record close of $145.29 reached on July 3, 2008.
Currencies Impact: The euro reversed some of its losses against the greenback, surging to a one-month high on Friday, helped by the biggest monthly increase on record for euro zone industrial output for the month of January.
Global Index Performance: