For the first four days, the stronger reports had the Dow Jones Industrial Average (INDEXDJX:.DJI) down 1.7%. But the additional positive reports Friday had the market up strongly, the Dow (NYSEARCA:DIA) up 1.2%.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average (NYSERCA:DIA) rallied 198 points, 1.26%, on Friday to close out the week on a high note. The SP500 (NYSEARCA:SPY) jumped 1.1%, the Nasdaq (NYSEARCA:QQQ) added 0.76% and the Russell 2000 ...
US stock market indexes briefly broke through major round-number milestones in early trading Monday. The Dow Jones industrial average crossed 16,000 for the first time and the Standard & Poor's 500 index rose past 1,800 shortly after the market opened.
The easiest and most accurate way to answer that question is simply by looking at the price action of the S&P 500. After all, the price of the market is determined by the aggregate opinion of every investor around the globe.
We see the Dow Jones Industrial Average(INDEXDJX:.DJI) (top) and a special 'smoothed' Breadth Indicator which is the 40 day Simple Moving Average (SMA) of NYSE Breadth (Advancing Issues minus Declining Issues).