NASDAQ Weekly Market Pulse
U.S. and Global Stocks Continue to Advance
ADVISORY, May 1, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- U.S. stocks continue to advance
during earnings season, taking cues from European and Asian markets, which are
being helped along by expectations of a European Central Bank interest rate
cut following the release of sluggish economic data. As the market moves to
new highs, dividend paying stocks in the U.S. are in demand due to low
interest rates.The NASDAQ US Dividend Achievers Select Index (DVG) rose 0.8%
for the week and is up 11.6% year-to-date.
"Stocks continue to perform well despite concerns about revenue growth in the
U.S. and softness in Europe. Easy money policies are fueling demand for shares
both here and abroad.The markets were led this week by technology and telecom
stocks," said Dave Gedeon, Managing Director, NASDAQ OMX Global Indexes.
TOP WEEKLY INDEX MOVERS (+ / -)
TOP 5 EQUITY INDEXES: 4/30/13
NASDAQ OMX CEA SMARTPHONE INDEX (QFON) +4.5%
NASDAQ CHINA INDEX (NQCN) +4.1%
NASDAQ ASIA PACIFIC INDEX (NQASPA) +3.6%
OMX STOCKHOLM INDEX (OMXSBGI) +3.4%
PHLX SEMICONDUCTOR INDEX (SOX) +3.3%
TOP 5 COMMODITY INDEXES: 4/30/13
PHLX GOLD AND SILVER INDEX (XAU) +6.9%
NASDAQ COMMODITY CORN INDEX (NQCICER) +5.9%
NASDAQ COMMODITY SILVER INDEX (NQCISIER) +5.8%
NASDAQ COMMODITY CRUDE OIL INDEX(NQCICLER) +4.8%
NASDAQ COMMODITY PRECIOUS METALS INDEX (NQCIPMER) +4.8%
Other Notable Index Moves This Week
*Investors will be watching the European Central Bank decision on interest
rates.Although a cut in rates at Thursday's meeting would be a surprise,
some investors believe the growth and inflation statistics are supportive
of future action. Watch the NASDAQ Europe Index (NQEU), post
*U.S. Productivity and Jobless Claims will be among the data releases this
week.The NASDAQ US Benchmark Index (NQUSB) might be an indicator of a
broad market move.
*The Markets will be looking for a positive change in non-farm payrolls on
Friday.A move among mid-cap larger companies can be tracked using the
NASDAQ 450 Index (NQUSM450).
CONTACTS: Nick Lawler
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