Most people are happy right before a long weekend. But the stock market apparently doesn't share that sentiment, as stocks fell broadly today despite a favorable report on consumer sentiment. One possible deterrent for buyers may have been the ongoing problems in Europe, as most European markets will be open Monday, and therefore could prepare a nasty surprise for traders who hold positions for the long weekend. As a result, for the first time in a while, the stock market didn't manage to fight back from a late-afternoon deficit, and the Dow Jones Industrials
But several stocks managed to post gains despite the generally negative sentiment. Hewlett-Packard
Enjoy the weekend!
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