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The State Farm Financial Literacy Lab (SFFLL) provides students, faculty, and the South Florida community with unparalleled educational and technological resources relating to finance. By utilizing the most current financial research platforms available, students are given an opportunity to supplement academic theory with the real world analytical tools used by leading financial institutions. Visit us at http://business.fiu.edu/sffll/.

State Farm Financial Literacy Lab Weekly Market Wrap Up, June 16-20, 2012

January 16 – 20, 2012
Submitted by: Charles Stack

As fourth quarter results are being reported, we see a mixed bag of earnings coming out of the U.S. market. By 11:48am ET the S&P 500 had already …

State Farm Financial Literacy Lab Weekly Market Wrap Up, January 9-13, 2012

January 9 – 13, 2012
Submitted by: Charles Stack

As we close out the second week of 2012, the weight of the European debt crisis still looms over the U.S. stock market. The S&P 500, which experienced …

State Farm Financial Literacy Lab Weekly Market Wrap Up, January 2-6, 2012

After finishing strong at the end of 2011, the stock market responded to the job market as U.S. Payrolls unexpectedly jumped by 200,000 in December, decreasing the unemployment to the lowest level since February of …

State Farm Financial Literacy Lab Weekly Market Wrap Up, November 7-11, 2011

Bigger than Greece
Embattled Greece suffered highs and lows last week with its debt crisis, referendums, and resignations. The leaders of Germany and France, Angel Merkel and Nicolas Sarkozy, struggle to lend assistance to Greece with …

State Farm Financial Literacy Lab Weekly Market Wrap Up, October 31-November 4, 2011

Greek Drama
With the world standing on its heels waiting to see what will come of the Eurozone’s debt-crisis, this week truly played out like the a Greek drama, which is one of the many world …

State Farm Financial Literacy Lab Weekly Market Wrap Up, October 10-14, 2011

Market Sees “Greener” Pastures for Europe’s Debt Crisis
World markets achieved their best weekly performance in over two years on Friday. The Dow, S&P 500, and the NASDAQ closed on Friday with gains of 1.5%, 1.7%, …

State Farm Financial Literacy Lab Weekly Market Wrap Up, October 3-7, 2011

Spain and Italy
As the European debt crisis concern worsens the U.S. stocks retreated last week marking another week that Europe has affected the American Indexes. The Financial industry has had the biggest decline in the …

State Farm Financial Literacy Lab Weekly Market Wrap Up, September 26-29, 2011

Weak Quarter
As the problems overseas keep mounting, the markets seem to be feeling the effects as the close has marked the worst quarter in years. The Dow fell nearly 150 points to 11,153, or 10 …

State Farm Financial Literacy Lab Weekly Market Wrap Up, September 19-23, 2011

The Global Concern
As concern over another global recession intensifies, Asian stocks tumbled last week with its regional index falling to a three-year low. In a Bloomberg report, Tim Shroeders stated “It would be flippan to …

State Farm Financial Literacy Lab Weekly Market Wrap Up, September 12-16, 2011

State Farm Financial Literacy Lab Weekly Market Wrap Up, September 12-16, 2011

Research In Motion’s Drop
With hand devices acquiring a more prominent role in individual’s life every day, Research In Motion( RIMM), the maker of Blackberry, seemed to be destined to become the leader in the industry …

State Farm Financial Literacy Lab Weekly Market Wrap Up, September 5-9 , 2011

The Euro Zone and America
As concern grows about Greece’s debt crisis, the euro touches a ten year low versus the yen and a six-month low versus the dollar. With the European bank and sovereign credit …

State Farm Financial Literacy Lab Weekly Market Wrap Up, August 29-September 2, 2011

State Farm Financial Literacy Lab Weekly Market Wrap Up, August 29-September 2, 2011

Exxon Forms Alliance; Crude Oil Prices Fall Due to Jobs Report
Last week Exxon Mobil Corporation and Rosneft (Russia’s largest oil producer) formed an Alliance that could potentially generate as much as $500 billion of investments …

State Farm Financial Literacy Lab Weekly Market Wrap Up, August 22-26, 2011

Bernanke Addresses Monetary Policy Makers At Central Bank Conference In Jackson Hole
Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke addressed a group of global monetary policymakers at the annual Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City Economic Symposium in …

State Farm Financial Literacy Lab Weekly Market Wrap Up, August 15-19, 2011

Bank of America Announces Job Cuts; European Banking Crisis Continues To Worry Investors
The Dow ended Friday with a 172-point fall after losing 419 points on Thursday; this was a losing week for the index. August …