Sat Jul 28, 2012, 12:22 AM
Omaha Steve (35,820 posts)
Dow blows past 13,000 on hope for action in Europe
By CHRISTINA REXRODE
NEW YORK (AP) - Faced with Facebook, Starbucks and Angela Merkel, the market chose to focus on Merkel.
For a second day, the U.S. stock market powered higher after European leaders, including German chancellor Merkel, pledged to protect the union of 17 countries that use the euro. The Dow Jones industrial average blew past 13,000, a key psychological marker that it hadn't hit since early May.
It wasn't that there weren't any troubling signs about the economy. In fact, they abounded: U.S. economic growth was anemic in the second quarter. A measure of consumer sentiment fell in July as people worried about their job prospects. And Facebook and Starbucks dropped sharply after reporting disappointing quarterly results.
But on this day, investors homed in on a couple of remarks coming from Europe.
FULL story at link.
Read more: http://apnews.excite.com/article/20120727/DA09FPVO0.html
Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange Thursday, July 26, 2012. The Dow Jones industrial average on Thursday jumped 212 points following big gains in European markets. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
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Dow blows past 13,000 on hope for action in Europe (Original post)
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Response to Spitfire of ATJ (Reply #1)
Sat Jul 28, 2012, 08:38 AM
BumRushDaShow (11,955 posts)
3. I expect that some are planning to generate it as retribution
Run up the market to around 14,000 (the 2007 peak) and then try to crash it just before the election.
Response to BumRushDaShow (Reply #3)
Sat Jul 28, 2012, 03:41 PM
Spitfire of ATJ (7,350 posts)
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Good news for the Stock Market is bad news for the average guy.
Ever watch CNBC? They act like it's a tragedy to see prices fall at the pump.
Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)
Sat Jul 28, 2012, 06:33 AM
DCBob (14,753 posts)
2. If the Germans can hold it togther for the next few months, Obama is a lock.
Thats because I think the only thing that would defeat Obama now would be a collapsing US economy and the only thing that could cause that in the new few months would be an EU collapse.