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Economy

Market Stocks Rise on Fiscal Prospect; Japanese Yen down for Third Day

November 19, 2012 by Melissa Michaels in Economy with 0 Comments

United States stock markets finished higher on November 16th 2012 Friday on anticipations that elected officials of the nation would explore common ground to fight back the looming fiscal cliff that is expected to severely damage the economy of U.S, while the increasing pressure in the regions of the Middle-East greatly lifted the prices of oil.

However, still shares on some of the prominent markets registered a 2nd successive weekly loss since the combined anxiety regarding the financial issues of the United States government, and feeble international economic growth clearly reflected on the sentiment. The supporters of the Democratic Party told that they identified the necessity to restrain spending costs, and Republican Party supporters told that they had settled to place income on the table after a recent conference that was held with the re-elected U.S. President Obama.

A leading investment strategist who works for Edward Jones, Kate Warne said that there are really insignificant measures in the correct direction. The nation can witness its market stocks to rebound considerably only if Congress arrives at a final verdict as soon as possible. Most of the shareholders in the region have been presently very worried that if no new agreement were attained to alter automatic expenditure reductions, and tax increases, there is huge possibility of the United States economy to fall back into depression once again.

The Standard & Poor 500 market index has fell by almost 4-percent over the last 2-weeks to some extent, owing to all these concerns. The industrial average of the well-known Dow Jones added nearly 45.93-points, or 0.37-percent to around 12,588.31, while the S & P’s 500 market index increased by nearly 0.48-percent, or 6.55-points to around 1,359.88. The famous NASDAQ Composite market index advanced by almost 0.57-percent, or by 16.19-points, to around 2,853.13.

The Standard & Poor actually dropped by nearly 1.5-percent for the whole week, which is its 2nd direct week in the negative range. On the other hand, the Dow Jones dropped by almost 1.8-percent, losing for the 4th direct week, whereas the NASDAQ market index was losing for the 6th consecutive week, dropping by nearly 1.8-percent. The highly regarded MSCI global equity market index restored during late exchanging session to exchange slightly modified at around 317.64-points, but has dropped by almost 1.7-percent during the present week.

As per the latest reports, the FTSEurofirst 300 market index of some of the leading firms dropped by nearly 1.04-percent to around 1,067.45, and registered its most horrible week in terms of growth prospect ever since late 2012 September.

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About Melissa Michaels

Melissa Michaels joined the NBC Connecticut news team in October 2007. Monica began her career as a general assignment reporter for WCTV in Tallahassee, Florida. During her career, she's covered big stories like the Joseph Smith murder trial. The trial received national attention after a car wash surveillance tape of Smith abducting 12 year old Carlie Brucia became prosecutor's main piece of evidence against him. She contributed to news coverage that gave the station several AP awards, including best continuing coverage.

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