Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Market Reflections 10/5/2009

Stocks rallied Monday supported by a strong gain for the ISM's non-manufacturing survey, results that show a jump in new orders and in output. Though employment continues to lag, some businesses in the survey are beginning to talk about new hiring. The S&P 500 rose 2% to 1,040. Commodities rallied along with stocks with oil ending at $70.50 and gold once again well above $1,000 at $1,015. The move away from safety made for a 0.3 percent decline in the dollar index to 76.68.

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