Stock Market Today

Stock Market Today – Phillips-Van Heusen PVH McDonalds MCD and Pfizer PFE spotlight

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(Best Syndication News) Stock markets around the world were higher today with the exception of the Canadian Stock Exchange (see charts below). There was some good and bad news today.

There may be a deal in the works to solve the Greek debt crisis, but U.S. consumer confidence is declining and housing prices are lower. Investors were still optimistic today.

Buyers like to see good dividend yields. The earnings season has been mostly positive, putting upward pressure on stocks.

Economic News from Around the World

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(Best Syndication News) There was important economic news from Canada, Germany and Japan so far this week.

Germany

Unemployment in Germany dropped in May, according to data released by the German Statistics Office. “Employment and unemployment in Germany continued their favourable trends in April 2011”, the office said in a statement today.

There were 40.68 million people employed in Germany, over one-half million more than one-year ago. There are still 2.54 million people were unemployed.

Stock Market Today - K12 Inc. (LRN) Bank of America (BAC) - Lions Gate (LGF) and PVH Earnings Today

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(Best Syndication News) Stock markets in the United States were closed Monday, but stock prices around the world were generally lower (see stock chart below). That is changing on Tuesday as Asian and European stock prices begin to advance.

Last week the share price of K12 Inc. (NYSE:LRN) was up 0.43 (1.26%) to $34.46. The company operates education services and is a market leader in individualized learning for home schoolers.

Dow Jones

On Friday the Dow Jones Industrial Average was up 38.82 points (0.31%) to 12,441.58. Stock prices in the index were up three days in a row.

Forex Trading and Currency Exchange Rates – Dollar Continues to Slide but Advances vs Yen

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(Best Syndication News) The dollar continued its four-day decline today, but did gain against the Japanese yen (see forex charts below). The dollar hit a 100-day low against the franc.

World FX

The U.S. dollar dropped against all major currencies today with the exception of the yen (see average chart below). The greenback fell 0.30 percent against the Aussie, 0.76 percent against the euro, 0.43 percent against the pound and 0.31 percent against the franc.

Stock Market Today – Home Depot (HD) and Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) Biggest Losers

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(Best Syndication News) Stock prices were generally higher in the United States, but in Europe and Asia there were some declines (see stock charts below). Over the last 100-days indexes in the U.S. advanced, but Asian indexes were lower.

World Markets

The Dow Jones Industrial Average index, the S&P 500 and the Nasdaq were all higher Thursday (see world market chart below). Over the last 30-day and 100-day period, all three were higher. The Dow is up 6.24 percent over the last 100-days.

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