The action in equities over the last month has been impressive, but it is even more impressive when one considers that the gains were forged in the wake of generally disappointing global economic news flow and a persistent escalation of tensions between Russia and Ukraine.
The NASDAQ-100 Index represents the largest non-financial U.S. and international issues listed on The NASDAQ Stock Market based on market capitalization. Index holdings represent companies across major industry groups including computer hardware and software, telecommunications, retail and wholesale trade, and biotechnology.
Stock futures around the world responded favorably on Thursday to reports that first-time unemployment claims fell more than expected this week. The news on the labor front was encouraging because only a week ago, investors were dismayed when unemployment claims shot up far more than expected to around 500,000. This week, 473,000 workers filed for… Read more.