GOOD START

Dow Jones Leaps 155 Points

The stock market is starting the new year off right. The Dow Jones Industrial Average saw gains in 28 of its 30 components—resulting in an overall increase of 155 points (1.5 percent)—by market close, representing the largest one-day point gain since Nov. 9, says The Wall Street Journal. While many money managers and traders see this as a positive sign for what the rest of 2010 holds in the stock market, prospects are mixed. "The biggest variable for the market right now is all the money that's either on the sidelines or flowed out of stock funds last year and into bonds," said Bob Johnson, a portfolio manager for Satuit Capital Management.