US Markets Rally in Four Day Week; DOW Sets Record; World Markets Hold Strong

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The red hot Dow Jones Industrial Average sent markets soaring throughout the July 5, 2014 week heating up the New York Stock Exchange as the DOW flirted with a record 17,000 and closed the four day holiday week holding strong setting a new record.

The Dow surged up surfing the strong June Jobs report, after sweating Monday's bleak performance with minimal gains, set a closing record at 17, 068.26.

Big winners for the week include 3M (0.18/0.12%) trading 1.14M shares and a closing price of $145.41 per share, Boeing (0.89/0.70%) trading 2.00M shares and closing at $128.51 per share.  Exxon Mobile Corporation at $102.59 per share, Ford at $17.32 per share, and GE at $26.86 per share, all closed up in moderate trading.

Losers include Microsoft Corp.( -0.24/-0.24%), trading 15.97M with a closing price of $41.80 per share.

Kobe Street trading 42.28M shares up 161.00 for a net gain of 2.55%, Mazda Motor Corp trading 41.84M shares, up 493.00 with a net gain of 1.23% and Hitachi Ltd., with  up sharply at 775.00 after trading 38.85M shares and a net gain of 3.20%.

The NASDAQ had a strong week closing at 4485.93 up 28.19/0.63% with very little fluctuation the NASDAQ had a bullish run throughout the week.  

The S&P 500 ran alongside the DOW and NASDAQ, stayed strong and closed up at 1985.44 with a gain of 10.82/0.55%.

World Markets

Nikkei 225

The Japanese Nikkei bounced back this week after a disastrous final week in June free fall peaking at 15479.50 before smoothing out and closed the week at 15, 437.13 with a gain of 88.84/.58%.  

Big winners for the week include Pioneer Corporation (18.00/7.44%), Minebea Co Ltd (59.00/5.09%), Dainippon Screen Mfg. Co. Ltd (23.00/4.72%), and Hitachi Zosen Corp (23.00/4.32%).

Losers include Taisei Corp.( -9.00/-1.62%), Dai-ichi Life Insurance (-23.00/-1.53%),  Inpex Corp (-24.00/-1.52%),  and Mitsui Engineering and Shipbuilding Co., (-3.00/-1.36%).

Movers on the Nikkei include Kobe Street trading 42.28M shares at $161.00 per share for a net gain of 2.55%, Mazda Motor Corp trading 41.84M shares, at $493.00 with a net gain of 1.23% and Hitachi Ltd., at $775.00 per share trading 38.85M shares and a net gain of 3.20%.

FTSE 100

London Markets rallied from a disastrous final week in June staying strong throughout the five day trading period barely falling past the week high of 6874.45 to close at 6866.05 a net gain of 0.84/0.01%.

Big winners in the FTSE 100 include Experian PC (18.00/1.79%), easyJet PLC (13.00/0.96%), Aggreko PLC (16.00/0.95%) and Morrison (Wm) Supermarkets (1.70/0.93%).

Losers include Sports Direct International PLC (-16.00/-2.08%), British Land Co PLC (-10.00/-1.42%), Mondi PLC (-14.00/-1.30%), CHR PLC (-20.00/-1.29%).

Movers on the London FTSE 100 include Vodafone Group PLC traded 50.18M shares, at $198.35 per share with a net gain of 0.92% and Glencore PLC trading 17.01M shares, at $342.20 with a net gain of 0.21%. 

On the downside Lloyds Banking Group fell sharply trading 46.69M shares at $75.68 in heavy trading with a net loss of .94% and Barclays PLC selling at$218.55 in light trading, 19.19M, for a net loss of 0.36%.

Hang Seng Index

After a rocky start the Hong Kong Markets evened out performing well after hitting a high of 23626.14 the Heng Send Index finished the week closing at 23546.36 with a net gain of 14.92/0.06%.

Big winners in the Hang Seng Index include China Resources Land Ltd., (0.48/3.27%), Galaxy Entertainment Group (1.70/2.63%), Sand China Ltd (1.45/2.43%) and China Merchants Holding (International) Co Ltd (0.60/2.40%).

Losers include CNOOC Ltd (-0.36/-2.56%), China Resources Power Holding Co Ltd (-0.55/-2.44%), China Unicom Hong Kong Ltd (-0.24/-1.96%), Lenovo Group Ltd (-0.18/-1.71%).

Movers on the Heng Seng Hong Kong Index include Bank of China in heavy trading 308.54M shares, up slightly at 3.60 with a net gain of 1.41% and Industrial and Com trading 133.17M shares, up 5.01 with a net gain of 0.40% and China Construction Bank up 5.64 trading 113.95m shares with a gain of 0.53%.

On the downside CNOOC Ltd fell sharply trading 88.18M shares dropping 13.68 points with a net loss of 2.56%.

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