Markets closed mixed on Wall Street: DJI –0.32% SP500 –0.14% Nasdaq +0.17% Gold +0.38%
The markets were mixed because:
- Europe is pressing Portugal to accept more financial assistance. The EU debt mess is the crisis that keeps on giving.
- Merger Monday was overshadowed by the wait for earnings season. Playboy turned monogamous, Duke Energy powered up, and DuPont satisfied its hunger. Don’t Miss: M&A Madness! These Companies are Gobbling Up Growth >>
- Gold (NYSE:GLD) ended a prolonged pullback. Gold has been hit lately as QE2 heads lost some steam. Don’t Miss: Why Rising Rates are Super-Bullish for Gold and Silver >>
Here are today’s Top 10 Moving Stocks:
- Duke Energy (NYSE:DUK), Progress Energy (NYSE:PGN), Playboy (NYSE:PLA), DuPont (NYSE:DD), Alcoa (NYSE:AA), Strayer Education (NASDAQ:STRA), Apollo Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:APOL), LDK Solar (NYSE:LDK), DeVry Inc. (NYSE:DV), and Audiovox Corporation (NASDAQ:VOXX).
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