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Dow and S&P Down for Second Week, NASDAQ Up

Following triple digit gains and losses for the Dow this week, the major US indexes ended mixed on Friday, with the NASDAQ chalking up a positive performance. Within the S&P, energy and financial companies fell the most.

What follows is a summary of this week's statistics on the markets.

Dow Jones Industrial Average

  • The Dow ended down -89.53 or -0.87% for the week, logging 2-weeks of consecutive losses
  • 23 of the Dow 30 components declined for the week
  • On a weekly basis, the Dow has finished in negative territory 45% of the time this year
  • Both on Tuesday and Thursday the Dow closed up/down by more than 100 points
  • The Dow has had triple digit moves (+/-) 57 times this year versus 36 trading sessions in 2009 for the same period
  • On Friday, the Dow closed at 10,213.62, its lowest closing value since July 21, 2010, when it closed at 10,120.53
  • The Dow is off by -3,950.91 or -27.89% from the market peak on October 9, 2007 of 14,164.53
  • The Dow is up 3666.57 points or 56% from its bear market low of 6,547.05 reached on March 9, 2009
  • The Dow is off by -991.41 or -8.85% from its 2010 closing high of 11,205.03 reached on April 26
  • The Dow is currently up 527.14 or 5.44% from its 2010 closing low of 9686.48 reached on July 2

S&P 500

  • The S&P 500 ended down -7.56 or -0.7% for the week, logging 2-weeks of consecutive losses
  • 299 (~60%) of the S&P 500 components fell for the week, and 2 companies were unchanged
  • On a weekly basis, the S&P has finished in negative territory 48% of the time this year.
    -Both on Tuesday and Thursday the S&P closed up/down by more than 10 points
  • The S&P has had double digit moves (+/-) 60 times this year versus 79 trading sessions in 2009 for the same period
  • On Friday the S&P closed at 1,071.69, its lowest closing value since July 21, 2010 when it closed at 1,069.59
  • The S&P is off by -493.46 or -31.5% from the market peak on October 9, 2007 of 1,565.15
  • The S&P is up 395.16 points or 58.4% from its bear market low of 676.53 reached on March 9, 2009
  • The S&P is off by -145.59 or -11.96% from its 2010 closing high of 1217.28 reached on April 23
  • The S&P is currently up 49.11 or 4.8% from its 2010 closing low of 1022.58 reached on July 2

NASDAQ Composite

  • The NASDAQ Composite ended up 6.28 or 0.29% for the week
  • 59 of the NASDAQ 100 components advanced for the week
  • On a weekly basis, the NASDAQ has finished in positive territory 55% of the time this year
  • Both on Tuesday and Thursday the NASDAQ Comp. closed up/down by more than 20 points
  • The NASDAQ has had double digit moves (+/-) 61 times this year versus 79 trading sessions in 2009 for the same period
  • The NASDAQ is off by -679.36 or -23.76% from its 6-year + high reached on October 31, 2007 of 2,859.12
  • The NASDAQ is up 911.12 points or 71.82% from its bear market low of 1,268.64 reached on March 9, 2009
  • The NASDAQ is off by -350.4 or -13.85% from its 2010 closing high of 2,530.15 reached on April 23
  • The NASDAQ is currently up 87.97 or 4.21% from its 2010 closing low of 1,022.58 reached on July 2


S&P 500 Sectors

Seven out of ten sectors closed the week in negative territory, with energy and financial companies leading the way to the downside. Technology stocks reversed last week's losses, and were up the most.

  • Anadarko Petroleum was the biggest percent loser in the energy sector, down 7% for the week
  • Technology stocks were helped by McAfee, up 57% this week on news that the company is being acquired by Intel
  • Year-to-date, seven sectors are trading to the downside, with energy and health care stocks down the most

More Weekly Stats Here

Commodity Impact:Crude oil for September delivery settled at $73.46 per barrel on Friday, down $1.93, or 2.56% for the week. Crude is up 8.01% from its 2010 settle low of $68.01 hit on May 20.

  • Coffee futures contracts were among the best performing commodities this week, up 6%, while pork bellies futures were among the worst, down nearly 3%


Currencies Impact: Month-to-date, the US dollar index is up about 2%. Year-to-date, however, the greenback is down 11% against the euro, 8% versus the Japanese yen and 4% against the pound sterling.


Global Index Performance:


Note: Data based on preliminary numbers. May adjust slightly due to settling at close.

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