I normally NEVER care about PR releases — they are rarely on topic, and mostly worthless — but this run of Dow Jones data was surprisingly relevant to the end of Q1:
Dow Jones Industrial Average
Long term data
· Highest intraday level (12419.71 at 12:08:49 on 4.1.11) since June 6, 2008.
· Down 1787.81 points, or 12.62%, from its record close of 14164.53 on October 9, 2007.
· Up 13.27% from 52 weeks ago.
· Up 89.04% from its 12-year closing low of 6547.05 on March 9, 2009.
· Up 6.57% from its lowest close this year of 11613.30 on March 16.
· Year-to-date: up 6.90%.
· Up 156.13 points this week, or 1.28%, to 12376.72
· Up for the second consecutive week.
· Up 518.20 points, or 4.37%, in two weeks.
· Largest two-week point and percent gain since the two-week ended June 18, 2010.
· Highest close since February 18, 2011.
· Up nine of the last 12 trading days.
Please use the comments to demonstrate your own ignorance, unfamiliarity with empirical data and lack of respect for scientific knowledge. Be sure to create straw men and argue against things I have neither said nor implied. If you could repeat previously discredited memes or steer the conversation into irrelevant, off topic discussions, it would be appreciated. Lastly, kindly forgo all civility in your discourse . . . you are, after all, anonymous.