Notwithstanding the negative headlines coming out of Russia, last week was a strong one for U.S. stock markets, with the Dow Jones up 1.48% and the S&P 500 rising 1.38%.
Perhaps unsurprisingly, global markets fared much worse with the MCSI Emerging Markets Index down 1.51%. But last week's contrarian bet on Russia is already paying off with Gazprom (OGZPY) gaining 2.58%.
Other big gainers in your Bull Market Alert portfolio included AbbVie Inc. (ABBV), which rose 4.39%
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