Major U.S. stock markets ended the week of April 26-April 30 down slightly. The Dow Jones Industrial Average declined about 2% and ended the week just above 11,000 at 11,008.The S&P 500 dropped about 2.5% and ended the week at 1,186.
Stocks were up Monday, Wednesday and Thursday, but they dropped on Tuesday due to lingering concerns over the Greek debt crisis. However, these concerns receded later in the week as European finance ministers agreed to meet soon to cope with the crisis there.
The DJIA began the week up at 11,205 on Monday afternoon then fell to 11,031 on Tuesday. Wednesday, it ticked up 53 to 11,045, and Thursday it rose 122 to close at 11,167.
Friday, though, news about further investigations of Goldman Sachs and the possibility of criminal charges pushed financials down along with the broader markets. Goldman shares fell 7.7% during the week, including a 9% drop on Friday, April 30.
Also on April 29, the FTSE All-World Index dropped 0.3%, though Asia closed higher.
Gold, meanwhile, was hitting a five-month peak, with oil on the rise as well. Gold ended the week at $1,178.50 an ounce. And oil closed Friday at $85.96 a barrel.