Daily Investment Interpretations
January 20, 2012
(Friday Night): The
markets closed mixed today, with the Dow up
points and the NASDAQ down
points.: 3-week streak for markets, Video
Update: Weekly Market Summary. The NASDAQ Composite added 1.63
to 2,786.70. The Dow gained 96.6
the S&P 500 tiptoed 0.88 points
to settle at 1,315.38. Oil slipped to 99.39; gold rose
to 1667. The VIX
points to 18.28.
As usual on a Friday night, there isn't much being written. But the take-it-to-the-bank news is that institutions are liking what they see concerning the performance of the U. S. economy: Doll, Hyman: Europe in Recession But U.S. Economy Will Surprise to Upside, and are nibbling their way back into the stock market.
Howard Gold presents: Shilling: New global recession is here
Mark Hulbert tells us about Exploiting munis’ abnormally high yields.
Google hits the ceiling in search
Week in Charts: The L-shape housing market
30-year, fixed-rate mortgage at record low
Charles Sizemore says: 'Presidential Cycle' is nonsense.
State of the Markets articles include:
Bridgewater Sticking With Bearish Global Macro View (But Likes U.S. Stocks)
China's HSBC Flash PMI Inches Forward; Suggests Additional Stimulus Forthcoming
Market futures are neutral tonight.