U.S. stocks recovered from steep recent losses this week as a big day on Tuesday helped carry the major indexes higher and move the Dow Jones Industrial Average into positive territory for the year.
Canadian stocks fell Friday, moderating weekly gains, after government data said employment growth stalled and as metals and mining stocks dropped.
No one's really sure what's going to happen in Europe, according to Robert Pavlik, chief market strategist at Banyan Partners. He tells Larry Kofsky Wall Street can expected continued volatility in the sessions ahead.
Gold futures finish lower for the week Friday, as recent comments by the top U.S. central banker squashed hopes of immediate stimulus, lifting the dollar and sinking prices a day earlier, but the metal ended the session on a positive note.