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The Dow, S&P and NASDAQ all end the week with over 3% gains.

The equity markets end the week sustaining their gains from the April Fool's rally with the NASDAQ once again in the lead, in the positive for the last three weeks. The NASDAQ ended the week up 4.86%, the S&P 500 up 4.2%, and the Dow ended up 3.22%.



The S&P sectors were all positive for the week led by Materials up 6.6%, and with Consumer Staples pulling up the rear with a gain of only 1.09%. Year-to-date, Telecom now takes the lead as the worst performing sector, down -13.57% in 2008.

The equity markets end the week sustaining their gains from the April Fool's rally with the NASDAQ once again in the lead, in the positive for the last three weeks. The NASDAQ ended the week up 4.86%, the S&P 500 up 4.2%, and the Dow ended up 3.22%.



Oil continues to be volatile, surging on Friday, but up slightly for the week. Gas prices spiked to record highs with the latest AAA and Oil Price Information Service national average rising 1.4 cents overnight to $3.303 per gallon. The weak dollar continues to drive crude and gold prices as hedging opportunities, and oil, priced in dollars, becomes less expensive overseas when the dollar is weak, adding to consumption.
-Corn set a new record Thursday of $6 per bushel, but was off slightly on Friday due to profit taking.

The equity markets end the week sustaining their gains from the April Fool's rally with the NASDAQ once again in the lead, in the positive for the last three weeks. The NASDAQ ended the week up 4.86%, the S&P 500 up 4.2%, and the Dow ended up 3.22%.



The dollar was down on Friday, due to the weak jobs report and fears of an increased economic downturn in the US. The dollar index still ended the week slightly positive with a gain of about 0.43%.

The equity markets end the week sustaining their gains from the April Fool's rally with the NASDAQ once again in the lead, in the positive for the last three weeks. The NASDAQ ended the week up 4.86%, the S&P 500 up 4.2%, and the Dow ended up 3.22%.