Money News: DOW, North American Markets Up; London, France and Asian Market All Up; Germany Closes Down

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The DOW Jones Industrial Average, managing to keep the bear market at bay, rode the bull for another week and closed the trading week up with double digit gains as the upswing carried over into North American Markets, London and Asian which all closed up.

The DOW hit its week high at Monday and holding steady into Tuesday when it fell throughout the remainder week, and it ended with a slight gain that forced the DOW over the top to close up at 17,763.24 (+65.06/+0.37%). Opening at 17,699.52, the DOW held a day range of 17,673.49-to-17,815.03.

Gainers include Home Depot (+1.45/+1.28%) with a closing price of $114.55 per share, Verizon Communications Inc (+0.54/+1.10%) with a closing price of $49.47 per share, United Technologies Corp (+1.15/+0.99%) with a closing price of $117.08, and American Express Co (+0.77/+0.98%) with a closing price of $79.71.

Losers for the week include Microsoft Corp closing down at $40.29 per share down (-0.41/-1.01%), McDonald's Corp closing down at $95.80 with a loss of (-0.49/-0.51%), Goldman Sachs Group Inc also closed down at $191.70 for a loss of (-0.56/-0.29%) and Exxon Mobil Corporation closing down at $84.28 per share for a loss of (-0.18/-0.21%)

Active for the week included Apple Corp moved 27.05M shares in mild trading to close up at $125.32 per share for a gain of (+0.87%), General Electric Co  also on mild trading moved 23.00M shares closing up at $24.98 per share with a gain of (+0.56%), Microsoft Corp in mild trading moved 30.81M shares, closing down at $40.29 per share for a loss of (-1.01%),  and Pfizer Inc in light trading moved 16.41M shares closing up at $34.37 per share with a gain of (+0.15%).

The NASDAQ closed up at 4,886.94 for a gain of (+6.71/+0.14%).

The S&P 500 also closed up at 2,066.96 for a gain of (+7.27/+035%).

World Markets

The ten most watched world markets experienced a 90/10 split as the North American Markets, including the DOW Jones Industrial, S&P500, NASDAQ, Canada's S&P TSX Composite, Mexico's IPC, the European Markets including London's FTSE 100, CAC 40 of France, SENEX of India and the Shanghai Composite, Japan's highly traded Nikkei 225, the Hong Kong Hang Seng, all closed up; Germany's DAX, closed down.

Nikkei 225

The Japanese Nikkei 225, hit its high early Monday, and plummeted by Wednesday April1 by triple digits, Thursday and Friday the Nikkei climbed slowly to end the trading week up, with triple digit gains, at 19,435.08 for an gain of (+122.29/+0.63%). 

Gainers for the week include Mitsumi Electric Co Ltd (+46.00/+5.18%), Yamaha Corp (+113.00/+5.18%), Nisshin Steel Co Ltd (+62.00/+4.30%), Tosoh Corp (+27.00/+4.20%).

Losers include Shinsei Bank, Ltd (-5.00/-2.08%), Furukawa Co Ltd (-4.00/-1.87%), Hino Motors Ltd (-30.00/-1.79%) and Nippon Soda Co Ltd (-12.00/-1.69%).

Active on the Nikkei include Mizuho Financial Group Inc, in 16 straight weeks of strong trading, moved 94.48M shares, the highest active trading stock on the Nikkei and still not enough for a rally, closed down at ¥213.60 for a loss of (-0.37%), Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group Inc in medium trading moved 48.40M shares to close down at ¥770.20 for a loss of (-0.36%), Unitika Ltd also in medium trading moved 51.26M shares to close down at ¥55.00 for a loss of (-1.79%),

FTSE 100

London Markets began the trading week on a climb, peaking for the week high at the opening bell Tuesday, and tumbled from that point to the week low on Wednesday, struggling with a slow rally the FTSE finished the trading week up with small double digit gains to end the week at 6833.46 with a gain of (+23.96/+0.35%).

Gainers in the FTSE 100 include Coca-Cola HBC AG (+59.00/+4.83%), Marks & Spencer Group PLC (+20.00/+3.77%), Hikma Pharmaceuticals PLC (+62.50/+2.93%), Imperial Tobacco Group PLC (+83.00/+2.73%).

Losers include BHP Billiton PLC (-39.50/-2.69%), Antofagsta PLC (-15.25/-2.08%), Anglo American PLC (-19.80/-1.95%) and Shire PLC (-95.45/-1.81%).

Active on the FTSE 100 included Lloyds Banking Group PLC moving 73.63M shares in strong trading, closed down at €79.05 for a loss of (-0.43%), Barclays PLC, in light trading moved 27.08M shares to close down at €254.70 per share for gain of (+2.17%), Vodafone Group PLC, in light trading moved 30.54M shares to close up at €222.45 per share for a gain of (+1.09%), and Glencore PLC also in light trading moved 20.30M shares to close down at €280.55 for a loss of (-1.25).

Hang Seng Index

The Hang Sang Index began the trading week down and rallied all week continuing through the close of the trading week and in very strong trading closed up with strong triple digit gains.

The Hang Seng closed up at 25,275.64 with triple digit gains of (+192.89/+0.77%).

Gainers on the Hang Seng Index include Want Want China Holdings Ltd (Hong Kong) (+0.43/+5.05%), China Unicom Ltd (Hong Kong) (+0.40/+3.21%), CITIC Ltd (Hong Kong) (+0.32/+2.38%), Kunlun Energy Co Ltd (Hong Kong) (+0.17/+2.26%).

Active trading on the Heng Seng Hong Kong Index includes Industrial and Commercial Bank of China, in intense trading, moved 390.74M shares to close up at HK$5.85 (+1.56%), Bank of China Ltd, in intense trading, moved 360.89M shares to close up at HK$4.61 (+0.88%), China Construction Bank Corp also in intense trading moved 292.86M shares to close up at HDK$6.57 (+1.23%) and China Petroleum & Chemical Corp in strong trading moved 115.55M shares to close up $HK6.25 (+0.97%).

Losers for the week include Ping An Insurance Group (Hong Kong) (-1.45/-1.54), CLP Holdings Ltd (-0.70/-1.06%), Power Assets Holdings Ltd (-0.80/-1.02%), China Mengniu Dairy Co Ltd (-0.35/-0.86%).

Source: Bing Finance

 

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