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U.S. Equities Grind Higher on Earnings, Economic Data, China & Yellen Comments

Posted
11/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
By: NASDAQ.com News
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U.S. equities continued to climb incrementally higher as U.S. economic and earnings data have been well received. Recent "dovish" comments by incoming Fed Chairman Janet Yellen and positive sentiment on China helped fuel continued optimism.

 

"Potential market reforms in China, along with the possibility of more policy reform, served as a backdrop for global market gains this week. By China acknowledging growth constraints and responding with solutions that lifted Chinese and regional markets, the country’s influence was once again highlighted on the global stage," said Dave Gedeon, Managing Director, NASDAQ OMX Global Indexes. "In the U.S., the prospect of continued easing into next year has helped markets move modestly higher.".

TOP WEEKLY INDEX MOVERS (+ / -)

TOP 5 EQUITY INDEXES: 11/12 - 11/19
NASDAQ CHINA INDEX (NQCN)+5.8%
NASDAQ EMERGING MARKETS INDEX (NQEM)+3.1%
PHLX HOUSING SECTOR INDEX (HGX)+2.9%
NASDAQ ASPA INDEX (NQASPA) +2.5%
NASDAQ EMERGING EUROPE INDEX (NQEMEU)+2.3%
 
TOP 5 COMMODITY INDEXES: 11/12 - 11/19
NASDAQ COMMODITY CORN INDEX ER (NQCICER)-4.0%
NASDAQ COMMODITY BRENT CRUDE INDEX ER (NQCICBER)+3.3%
NASDAQ COMMODITY INDUSTRIAL METALS INDEX ER (NQCIIMER)-2.5%
NASDAQ COMMODITY LEAN HOGS INDEX ER (NQCILHER)-2.4%
NASDAQ COMMODITY PRECIOUS METALS INDEX ER (NQCIPMER)-1.7%

 

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