Daily Investment Interpretations

January 28, 2011

2011-1-28 (Friday) The indices have fallen out of bed today: U.S. stocks losses deepen as Microsoft, Ford drag Market Snapshot - MarketWatch. The NASDAQ Composite pared 68.39 points (-2.48%) to 2,686.89. The Dow was slammed 166.38 points (-1.39%), closing at  11,823.70, while the S&P 500 dwindled 23.2 points (-1.79%) to close at: 1,276.34. Oil closed down at $89.49 a barrel, and Gold ended at $1,339. The VIX dropped 3.82 at  to end at 20.04.
   The cause of this mini-crash was the turmoil in Egypt, some negative economic news (January consumer sentiment dips, Growth picks up to 3.2%), and the fact that a weekend was approaching during which traders didn't want to be caught off-guard. The general perception is that the markets will bounce back next week: Wall Street looks to rebound on earnings.   
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