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Market Round Up: February 18-22, 2013

By Alyssa Zeisler, Business Columnist • February 26, 2013

Market Round Up: February 18-22, 2013

Market comments: On Feb. 19, the S&P hit a new five-year high. On Feb. 20, it began to fall. After a two-day sell off, …

Market Round Up: November 12-16, 2012

By Alyssa Zeisler, Business Columnist • November 24, 2012

Market Round Up: November 12-16, 2012

Market Comments: Two weeks after the election, US equities have fallen 4.8%.
It should be noted that, according to the Globe and Mail, “The S&P …

Market Round Up: September 24-28, 2012

By Alyssa Zeisler, Business Columnist • October 2, 2012

Market Round Up: September 24-28, 2012

Market Comments: The S&P and TSX began the week with losses. The S&P took its worst fall of the past three months last Tuesday, …

Market Round Up: September 17-21, 2012

By Alyssa Zeisler, Business Columnist • September 24, 2012

Market Round Up: September 17-21, 2012

Market Comments: U.S. and European markets ended the week similar to where they began. The S&P fell 0.4 per cent and the FTSE Eurofirst …

Market Round Up: September 3-7, 2012

By Alyssa Zeisler, Business Columnist • September 11, 2012

Market Round Up: September 3-7, 2012

Market Comments: Two main market movers last week were US non-farm Payroll data, and ECB meetings. Despite week jobs data, the S&P gained 2.23% …

Market Round Up: March 12 – 16, 2012

By Alyssa Zeisler, Business Columnist • March 19, 2012

Market Round Up: March 12 – 16, 2012

General Comments
Greg Smith, a mid level executive at Goldman Sachs, resigned from Goldman Sachs this week via an opinion piece in the New York …

Market Round Up: March 5 – 9, 2012

By Alyssa Zeisler, Business Columnist • March 12, 2012

Market Round Up: March 5 – 9, 2012

General Comments
Many news headlines seemed familiar last week, as equity markets were “supported by strong US jobs figures” and “Greek debt success steadied nerves.”
February …

Market Round Up

By Alyssa Zeisler, Business Columnist • March 6, 2012

Market Round Up

General Comments
Is the “occupy” movement over?  Last week protestors in London were removed from St. Paul’s Cathedral where protestors had inhabited a tent city for …

Market Round Up: February 20-24, 2012

By Alyssa Zeisler, Business Columnist • February 28, 2012

Market Round Up: February 20-24, 2012

General Comments
The markets continued going up last week, with the S&P closing at its highest level since 2008. The Dow also made gains, rising …

Market Round Up: February 13-17, 2012

By Alyssa Zeisler, Business Columnist • February 20, 2012

Market Round Up: February 13-17, 2012

General Comments
Analysts are now saying that the market has priced in potential Greek default, additional debt downgrades, and other potentially poor economic information into …