Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Dow Chart March-03-31-2010 "a" 03312010

Research In Motion Ltd., maker of the BlackBerry, reported fourth-quarter sales and shipments that missed analysts’ estimates and said its profit margin will shrink this period. The shares slid 11 percent in late trading.
"a" = drop about 50 points.

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Dow March-30 Flat "033010"

Consumers in the U.S. gained confidence in March as the gloom over job prospects began to lift, indicating employment will be central to preserving the recent acceleration in spending.
The Conference Board’s confidence index rose to 52.5, exceeding the median forecast of economists surveyed by Bloomberg News, from 46.4 in February, according to figures today from the New York research group. Home prices unexpectedly rose in January for an eighth month, data also showed.

Monday, March 29, 2010

Dow Chart March-29-2010 "a" 03292010

Stocks and commodities gained as the dollar and the yen fell against the euro as signs of economic recovery sparked demand for higher-yielding assets. Oil rose the most in more than five weeks.

The Standard & Poor’s 500 Index rose 0.6 percent at 4:12 p.m. in New York to extend its gain since Dec. 31 to 5.2 percent, poised for its best first quarter since 1998. The MSCI World Index of 23 developed nations’ stocks climbed for a third day, advancing 0.6 percent, and the MSCI Emerging Markets Index increased 1.2 percent. The S&P/GSCI Index of commodities rose 2.3 percent, the most since Feb. 16. Crude rallied 2.7 percent.
"a" stock up about 50 points

Friday, March 26, 2010

Dow the Bull

Dow Chart "flat" 03262010

RadioShack Corp. jumped 8.5 percent on a report that the electronics chain is considering a sale of the company. Apple Inc., Progressive Corp., Urban Outfitters Inc. and SLM Corp. advanced after analysts either raised price targets or lifted their ratings on the shares. Benchmark indexes retreated from their highs of the day after an explosion sank a South Korean navy ship near a disputed border with North Korea.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Dow March 25-2010 Flat 03252010

The euro traded near a 10-month low versus the dollar after European Central Bank President Jean- Claude Trichet said that aid for a euro-area nation from any outside group such as the International Monetary Fund is “very, very bad.”

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

DOW Chart March-24-2010 "a-" 03242010

Treasuries, the euro, stocks and commodities slid as a downgrade of Portugal’s debt and weaker- than-forecast demand in a U.S. bond auction added to concern governments will struggle to fund swelling deficits.
"a-" around 50 points down.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Dow Jones March-23-2010 up Home Sales "A" 032310

Stocks rallied Tuesday, with the Dow, Nasdaq and S&P 500 ending at new 18-month highs following the release of a better-than-expected existing home sales report that suggests a slow economic rebound.

The Dow Jones industrial average (INDU) rose 103 points, or 1%, according to early tallies, ending at 10,888.83, the highest close since 11,143.13 on Sept. 26, 2008.

"A" UP 100 Point srange.

Monday, March 22, 2010

Dow up March-22-10 "a"

U.S. stocks rose and the dollar erased gains, helping commodities reverse losses, as a rally in drug and technology shares overshadowed concern higher interest rates and swelling public debt will stifle the global recovery.

Friday, March 19, 2010

Dow Chart November-19-2010 Exxon Dow Chemical Losses

Exxon Mobil Corp. and Dow Chemical Co. dragged energy and raw-material producers to the biggest losses in the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index as oil fell below $80 a barrel. Financial shares dropped after Goldman Sachs Group Inc. cut estimates for banks and brokerages. Palm Inc. plunged 29 percent after forecasting sales that trailed analysts’ estimates and Canaccord Financial Inc. cut its share-price estimate to zero.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

US Stock Market Dow Index Up "a" Good Economic News "03182010'

Performance since monday -o-a-a-a.
The U.S. economy will keep expanding without a pickup in inflation that would require the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates, reports today indicated.

Consumer prices were unchanged in February, the first time they didn’t increase since March 2009, Labor Department figures showed today in Washington. The index of leading indicators rose 0.1 percent last month, the 11th straight gain, according to the Conference Board, a New York research group.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Dow Chart March-17-10 "a" 03172010

Stocks rose, sending the Dow Jones Industrial Average to a 17-month high, and commodities rallied as a drop in U.S. producer prices underscored the Federal Reserve’s assessment that inflation is not a threat to low interest rates. The yen and the dollar weakened.
The Dow average increased 52.15 points, or 0.5 percent, to 10The Dow Jones industrial average (INDU) added 44 points, or 0.4%, rising as high as 10,767.98 and surpassing the 2010 closing high of 10,725.43 hit on Jan. 19. Should the Dow close above that level, it would be at an almost 18-month peak.,738.13 at 2:55 p.m.
Perfomance since monday o-a-a.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Dow March 16-2010 up "a"

Federal Reserve officials repeated their pledge to keep the main interest rate near zero for an “extended period” and confirmed that emergency measures to prop up the housing market will end as planned this month.
"a" = uparound 50 points.

Monday, March 15, 2010

Dow March 15 Flat

U.S. stocks erased losses in the final hour as financial shares reversed declines, while consumer companies rallied on an analyst upgrade of Wal-Mart Stores Inc. and PepsiCo Inc.’s plan to return more money to investors.

Friday, March 12, 2010

Dow Chart Mrach-12-2010 Flat Purcases Up

Americans braved blizzards and overcame job concerns to propel retail sales in February, pointing to a broadening in growth that will help sustain the expansion.

Purchases unexpectedly climbed 0.3 percent, the fourth gain in the past five months, Commerce Department figures showed today in Washington. Another report showing consumer sentiment dropped in March for the second consecutive month represented a risk to the improvement in sales.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Dow March 11-2010 "a"

U.S. stocks rose, reversing earlier losses, as Citigroup Inc. and Zions Bancorporation led a bank rally and investors speculated that health-care reform will be harder to pass.
"a" close to 50 points rise.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Dow March-12-10 U.S. Stocks Gain on Economic Optimism as Financials Rally

U.S. stocks rose as a drop in wholesale inventories and improvement in the corporate bond market added to signs the economy is strengthening, overshadowing concern China will raise interest rates.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Dow Index Mrarch-07-10

Apollo Management LP agreed to buy Citigroup Inc.’s real estate investment unit, according to a person with knowledge of the deal.

The purchase of Citi Property Investors will more than triple New York-based Apollo’s real estate assets, said the person, who asked not to be named because the negotiations are private. The portfolio includes 65 investments in 26 countries with a net asset value of $3.5 billion, the person said

Friday, March 5, 2010

Dow March-05-2010 Up 100-Points+ Consumer credit increased $5 billion, or 2.4 percent

Borrowing by U.S. consumers unexpectedly rose in January for the first time in a year, led by auto and student loans, a sign Americans are gaining confidence in the economy.
Consumer credit increased $5 billion, or 2.4 percent at an annual rate, the Federal Reserve said today in Washington. Borrowing dropped $4.6 billion in December, more than first estimated. The figures track credit card debt and non-revolving loans, including those for automobile purchases.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Dow Chart March-04-2010 up Little

Fewer Americans than expected signed contracts to purchase previously owned homes in January, indicating the extension of a tax credit is doing little to lure buyers.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

DOW March-03-10 Flat

Stocks and commodities rose as reports showing improvement in the U.S. job market and service industries bolstered investor optimism

Monday, March 1, 2010

March-01-2010 Manufacturing Sector Up

Manufacturers increased production and employment in February, signaling factories are leading the nation out of recession as the new year begins.