Friday - June 12, 2009

Screenshot from http://finance.yahoo.com/

The market was moving in a narrow range today and ended in a slightly positive zone. This is the 10th consecutive day in which the market moved within 1%. For the week, the Dow gained +0.4% whereas the S&P500 climbed +0.7%. The TSX also finished the week with +0.7%.
Gold has had a 3-week rally and investors are seeking profits. Gold prices
dropped 2.2% to finish at $940.5. Crude oil pulled back a little to $72.05 a barrel finishing the week with +5.3% gain. The Organization for Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) lowered it's forecast for oil consumption this year in its monthly oil report. It also said that the world oil demand appears to be settling down as the world economy stabilizes.
Consumer confidence rose again but it didn't bring the market higher. As oil (i.e. gas) prices rising, people are going to cut back in expenses. They are also concerned about inflation and higher interest rates. The market seems to be in a tug-of-war. It needs big news to push itself higher.


Cheapco said...

did you get pay by adsense?

巴菲貓 BFM said...

Not yet

Post a Comment