Money News: DOW, North American, European Markets Close Down; Asian Markets Up

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The Dow Jones Industrial closed the trading week down with a stunning loss as the bear market pummeled the three main U.S. and once again mauling seven of the ten most watched global markets with equal intensity.

The DOW opened Monday December 28, 2015, at 17,499.13, down 54 points from December 24, 2015 the last day of trading before the Christmas Holiday.

The bleak beginning of a short trading week did little to comfort investors. By mid-morning Monday the market continued to fall to 17, 443.76 before initiated a rally. By close of trading Monday the DOW managed a slight gain to end the day at 17, 528.27.

Stocks opened Tuesday with a 159 point bounce. The DOW continued to rally throughout the day hitting the week high of 17,741.29 by mid-afternoon. A slight decline and the DOW closed Tuesday at 17, 720.98.   

Wednesday stocks opened down at 17,664.34 a trend that continued throughout the day with a final close of 17,603.87.  

The DOW opened Thursday, New Year’s Eve, down, to 17,499.92. By 10:30 the DOW had fallen another 50 points to 17,454.96 before a last ditch rally. By noon the DOW recovered slightly to 17, 586.68. Unfortunately it was able to sustain the rally and immediately began to decline falling to the week’s low of 17, 425.03 before trading closed for the week and 2015.

The DOW closed the trading week down with double digit loss at 17,425.03 (-178.84/-1.02%). The DOW held a day range of 17,421.16-to-17,590.66.

Gainers include Alliance Holding GP LP (+20.18/+6.66%) with a closing price of $20.18 per share, Liberty Interactive Corp closing up at $45.31 per share for a gain of (+2.81/+6.61%), Gulfport Energy Corp (+1.49/+6.46%) with a closing price of $24.57 per share, and Liberty Global PLC closing up at $40.77 per share for a gain of (+2.10/+5.43%).

Losers for the week include NantKwest Inc closing down at $17.33 per share for a loss of (-1.19/-6.43%), NovoCure Ltd closing down at $22.36 with a loss of (-1.02/-4.36%), PRA Health Sciences Inc (-1.95/-4.13%) with a closing price of $45.27 and HealthEquity Inc (-1.04/-3.98%) with a closing price of $25.07.

Active for the week included Apple Inc in high trading for the week moved 40.91M shares closing down at $105.22 per share with a loss of (-1.95%), Microsoft, in medium trading moved 27.33M shares, to close down at $55.48 per share with a loss of (-1.47%), Sirius XM Holdings Inc in medium trading moved 26.13M shares, closing even at $4.07 per share for a gain/loss of (-0.00%), Facebook Inc in soft trading moved 18.39M shares closing down at $104.71 per share with a loss of (-1.42%).

The NASDAQ closed down at 5,007.41 for a loss of (-58.43/-1.15%).

The S&P 500 also closed down at 2,043.94 for a loss of (-19.42/-0.94%).

World Markets

The Ten most watched global markets ended the short week split 70/30. All major New York Markets, the DOW Jones Industrial, S&P500 and the NASDAQ closed down.The Americas Markets, Mexico’s IPC closing down and Canada's TSX Composite closing down.

The three top ten watched Central European Markets with London’s FTSE and Germany’s DAX and CAC 40 of France all closed down.

The highly traded Asian Markets ended 2015 with the Sensex of India, the highly traded Nikkei 225, and Hong Kong’s Hang Seng closing up. The Shanghai Composite closed down.

Nikkei 225

The Japanese Nikkei 225, one for the few World Markets that traded on Christmas Day  opened the trading week slightly up at 18,817.59 and immediately began a scrappy fighting for every gain as investors seemed skittish.

Monday bright opening was followed immediately by the week low of 18,775.34 which began the rally/decline violent pitching in this last week of 2015.  

Tuesday opening saw a slight decline at 18,840.71 and again the Nikkei followed with a continued decline and an immediate rally closing Tuesday at 18,982.23.

Stocks on the Nikkei rallied at Thursday’s opening with a solid bounce hit the week high of 19,096.26.  The rally was strong enough to close trading week up.

The Nikkei closed the trading week up at 19, 033.71 with double digit gain of (+51.48/+0.27%). 

Gainers for the week include Toshiba Corp (+17.80/+7.67%), Pioneer Corp (+16.00/+5.02%), Sharp Corp (+5.00/+4.17%), FUJIFILM Holdings Corp (+130.00/+2.63%).

Losers include Sumitomo Dainippon Pharma Co (-63.00/-4.22%), Screen Holdings Co Ltd (-23.00/-2.50%), Kyowa Hakko Kirin Co Ltd (-31.00/-1.59%) and Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding Co Ltd (-3.00/-1.48%).

Active on the Nikkei 225 include Toshiba Corp in strong trading, moved 106.75M shares for a gain of ¥249.90 for a gain of (+7.67%), Mizuho Financial Group Inc, in 53 straight weeks of strong trading, moving 79.50M shares to close down at ¥243.50 for a loss of (-0.12%), Mitsubishi UFJ Financail Group Inc in medium trading moved 40.08M shares to close down at ¥757.10 for a loss of (-0.34%), Sharp Corp in light trading moved 36.96M to close up at ¥125.00 for a gain of (+4.17%).

FTSE 100

London Markets, opened the abbreviated week up, at 6,274.05 beginning a three day week that experienced rallies and declines before closing out the year with minor losses.

Stocks on the FTSE opened Tuesday at 6,263.22 followed by a rally that held throughout the day’s trading to close at 6,314.57.

Sharp declines opened Wednesday opened with sharp declines at 6,274.53 a day of solid rallies and small declines ended with the FTSE closing at 6,282.77.  

The London Markets opened the final day of trading for 2015 at 6,267.06 and proceeded to decline hitting the week low, 6,239.20, by close of trading.

The London Markets closed down at 6,242.32 with double digit loss of (-31.73/-0.51%).

Gainers in the FTSE 100 include Vondafone Group PLC (+3.50/+1.61%), Sports Direct International PLC (+7.50/+1.32%), Rio Tinto PLC (+20.50/+1.05%), Glencore PLC (+0.68/+0.76%).

Losers include Smith Group PLC (-18.00/-1.88%), Experian PLC (-21.00/-1.72%), Coca-Cola HBC AG (-25.00/-1.70%), and TUI AG (-18.00/-1.46%).

Active on the FTSE 100 included Vodafone Group PLC, in light trading, moved 27.13M shares to close down even at €221.00 per share for a gain of (+1.61%), Lloyd Banking Group PLC moving 21.47M shares in light trading, closed down at €73.07 for a loss of (-0.72%), Glencore PLC in limited trading moved 13.81M shares to close up at €90.48 for a gain of (+0.76%), BP PLC, in limited trading moved 6.94M shares to close down at €354.00 per share for a loss of  (-0.32%).

Hang Seng Index 

The Hang Seng Index opened the trading week up at, 22,151.73, and immediately and plunged into a freefall which began a week of turbulence with high peaks and low valleys.

The Hang Seng opened Monday at 22,151.73 and immediately plummeted throughout the day with no end in sight the closing bell ended the bleed at 21,919.62.

Stocks on the Hang Seng opened Tuesday up 175 points on the bounce and by 10:ooam fell 156 points and by 11:30am fell an additional 50 point to 21, 891.23 where the Hang Seng bottomed out and began a slow crawl up and closed the Wednesday out at 21,882.15.

Thursday, the final day of trading for the week and the year ended in a roller coaster swing up on the bounce to open at 21,951.52 a tumble and finally ended the trading week up.

The Hang Seng closed up at 22,914.40 with a gain of (+32.25/+0.15%).

Gainers on the Hang Seng Index include China Resources Enterprises Ltd (Hong Kong) (+0.66/+4.14%), Bank of East Asia, Ltd (+0.85/+3.04%), China Resources Land Ltd (+0.60/+2.73%), China Overseas Land & Investment Ltd (+0.50/+1.87%).

Losers for the week include CNOOC Ltd (-0.13/-1.59%), Sino Land Co Ltd (-0.16/-1.39%), Cheung Kong Property Holdings Ltd (-0.60/-1.18%), PetroChina Co Ltd (-0.06/-1.17%).

Active trading on the Hang Seng Hong Kong Index includes Bank of China Ltd, in strong trading moved 89.34M shares to close even at HK$3.46 (+/- 0.00%), Industrial and Commercial Bank of China, in strong trading, moved 86.85M shares to close even at HK$4.68 (+/- 0.00%),  China Construction Bank Corp, in strong trading, moved 82.52M shares to close up at HK$5.31 (+0.19%), PetroChina Co Ltd, in light trading moved 43.25M shares to close down HK$5.08 (-1.17%).

Source: Bing Finance

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