Stock Market Analysis
Better... Stocks may be down over 6% on the Dow year-to-date, however on a total return basis they rose 2.13% last week. Tech, health care and consumer stocks led the way as gaining stocks outstripped losers; in spite of this, five stocks set new lows for each new high. But the longer threat from industrial recession was apparent in the continued reduction in many commodity prices, especially energy. Gold and silver have also had large declines.