Market Registers one of the Worst Weeks in Memory

Last week began with both domestic and global markets hitting the skids amid concerns over China’s stock market plunge, North Korea’s apparent nuclear testing, and falling oil prices.

2015 Finishes on a Weak Note

As the year came to a close, the final week of 2015 saw each of the indexes listed here finish in negative territory compared to the prior week.

U.S. Stocks Post Big Weekly Gains

U.S. stocks posted their biggest weekly gains in several weeks. The close of Christmas week saw major indexes record positive gains.

Oil and Rate Hike Spurs Investor Selling

Investors appeared to be in a selling mood last week as each of the indexes listed here fell. Plunging oil prices and the expectation of a possible interest rate hike were key factors.

Favorable Jobs Report Boosts Stocks

Following a very favorable jobs report at the end of last week, the domestic indexes listed here posted overall gains as of last Friday’s close.