US Stocks rose for the fourth consecutive week, led to the upside by the Dow Jones Industrial average. The Dow and S&P 500 are on track for their best first quarter since 1999.
What follows is a summary of this week's statistics on the markets.
Highest Close in 2010
Four Weeks of Consecutive Gains
Equity Metrics This Week
Sector Impact: Six out of ten sectors closed the week in positive territory, led to the upside by consumer discretionary and financial stocks.
Commodity Impact:Crude oil for May delivery fell for the third consecutive week, settling at $80 per barrel on Friday, down $0.97 for the week. Crude is currently down 44.94% from its Nymex record close of $145.29 reached on July 3, 2008.
Currencies Impact: The euro rallied on Friday, recovering from a ten-month low, following news that euro-zone nations agreed on an aid package to alleviate worries about Greece's debt standing.
Global Index Performance: