US stocks posted their second best weekly performance of the year, led by the NASDAQ Composite with a gain of 4.15%. Within the S&P 500 sectors, industrial and material companies rose the most.
What follows is a summary of this week's statistics on the markets.
Dow Jones Industrial Average
S&P 500 Sectors
Nine out of ten sectors closed the week in positive territory, with industrial and material companies leading the way to the upside.
Commodity Impact:Crude oil for September delivery settled at $78.98 on Friday, up $2.60, or 3.4% for the week. Crude is off 9.05% from its 2010 settle high of $86.84, hit on April 6.
Currencies Impact: For the week, the US dollar depreciated the most against the Australian, New Zealand and Canadian dollar, falling over 2%.
Global Index Performance: