US Stocks rose for the sixth consecutive week, led to the upside by the NASDAQ Composite, with a gain of 2%. During Friday's trading session, the Dow Jones Industrial Average crossed above the 11,000-mark for the first time in 18 months.
What follows is a summary of this week's statistics on the markets.
Highest Close in 2010
Six Weeks of Consecutive Gains
Equity Metrics This Week
Sector Impact: Seven out of ten sectors closed the week in positive territory, led to the upside by energy and consumer discretionary stocks.
Commodity Impact:Crude oil for May delivery settled at $84.92 per barrel on Friday, up $0.05 for the week. Crude is currently down 41.55% from its Nymex record close of $145.29 reached on July 3, 2008.
Currencies Impact: The euro rose against the US dollar on Friday, as speculation mounted about a plan devised by the European Union to alleviate worries over Greece's debt standing.
Global Index Performance: