October Friday Closing changes week to week.
OCT: Week 1 - 10/06/17: https://www.zacks.com/stock/news/278014/stock-market-news-for-oct-6-2017
Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) closed at 22,775.39 UP $394.39
Nasdaq Composite Index (IXIC) closed at 6,585.36 UP $131.91
S&P 500 Index (INX) closed at 2,552.07 UP $42.01
OCT: Week 2 - 10/13/17: https://www.zacks.com/stock/news/278753/stock-market-news-for-oct-13-2017
Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) closed at 22,841.01 UP $65.62
Nasdaq Composite Index (IXIC) closed at 6,591.51 UP $6.15
S&P 500 Index (INX) closed at 2,550.93 Down $1.14
From Zacks: New Economic Data
The weekly initial jobless claims plummeted to 243,000 from last week — a decline of 15,000. This marked its lowest level in as many as six weeks. The consensus estimate for the period was 255,000 claims. Economists commented that only a few Americans applied for unemployment benefits in this period as business resumed in Texas and Florida, with more people resuming work, post the recent carnage by two destructive hurricanes.
Moreover, initial claims in Puerto Rico were also lower not because of people going back to work but due to the absence of electricity after the island was ravaged by Hurricane Maria. Consequently, people could not file claims from the island nor could the claims be processed. As a result, the analysts expect such claims to show up in the coming weeks.
OCT: Week 3 - 10/20/17: https://www.zacks.com/stock/news/279501/stock-market-news-for-oct-20-2017
Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) closed at 23,163.04 UP $322.03
Nasdaq Composite Index (IXIC) closed at 6,605.07 UP $13.56
S&P 500 Index (INX) closed at 2,562.10 UP $11.17 recovering over last week.
From Zacks: The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) Jones and S&P 500 overcame selling pressure and eked out records on Thursday that marked the 30th anniversary of the ’87 crash. Robust third-quarter earnings results provided a fillip to the equity market, with American corporations showing signs of strength on the back of an improving economy. Political tensions in Europe and lackluster economic reports out of China failed to dent investors’ sentiment. On the other hand, a report that showed Federal Reserve Governor Jerome Powell is the leading candidate for the nominee for Fed chair boosted investors’ confidence. Appointment of Powell would represent a continuation of the central bank’s current regime.
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