April was the strongest trading month in 2011, with the Dow finishing up 4% and the S&P 500 closing up 2.8%. April also locked in the 5th month in a row of positive returns for the Dow. So what do we have in store for May? It is the first trading day of May and all the major indices continue to trade at multiyear highs. The Dow just blew through its annual high by 44 points, reaching 12,876. The news of Osama bin Laden and positive earnings announcements are well-received by the market. We are plugging through earnings season, with 100 of the S&P 500 companies due to report earnings this week. So far, about 323 of the S&P 500 companies have reported earnings thus far, and 70% beat estimates (source: Thomson Reuters).
We have a few interesting events coming up in the next couple weeks. We have the east coast, west coast, and central US covered – all are complimentary for our listed companies:
Thursday, May 12, 2011 - Building Blocks for Successful Investor Relations
Location: Le Meridien San Francisco, CA; Time: 8A-3P PST
One-day seminar created to offer practical instruction for trends and tactics in the field of investor relations. Please click hereto register.
Tuesday, May 17, 2011- Corporate Executive Board CFO Forum, Intelligent Growth: Delivering Profitable Growth in an Era of Low Predictability
Location: JW Marriott Houston, TX; Time: 8A-3P CST
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Wed, May 18th – MAC Appreciation Party -
Join us from 6 – 9pm for cocktails, hors d'oeuvres and a live performance by the Rock Brokers - all at center of the global capital markets - the NYSE Trading Floor. Bring yourself and your colleagues! Please RSVPhere