15 Reasons Markets Moved This Week

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Dow 11,674 S&P500 1,271 Nasdaq 2,703 Gold 1,368

The markets closed the week up on increased volume from the holidays.

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Now, for the 15 reasons markets moved this week:


  • Happy New Year! The 2010 books are closed and investors are now focused on a more optimistic stock recovery for 2011. See: Is the Stock Market Cheap?>>
  • Tech leaders Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) and Amazon.com (NASDAQ:AMZN) continue to capture the consumer. Shares of Apple were up over 2%, breaking the $300 billion market cap barrier. Meanwhile, we’re hearing rumors of a strong holiday sales season for the Kindle. Check out: Magazines On The iPad: Are They Working?>>


  • Fed minutes left traders scratching their heads. Fed officials said signs of economic growth weren’t enough to cut back its $600 billion bond-buying program, They said more time was needed before they would consider changing their plans.See why online employment is surging higher>>
  • Gold (NYSE:GLD) pulled back today. Should you be fearful of a continued decline for precious metals? CME contributor Jordan Roy-Byrne, CMT, wrote a a very popular piece today that will alleviate any worries you have on the bullish long-term trend for Gold. Don’t Miss: Why Rising Rates are Super-Bullish for Gold & Silver>>


Here are Wednesday’s Top 10 Moving Stocks:


Here are Thursday’s Top 10 Moving Stocks:


Here are Friday’s Top 10 Moving Stocks:

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