Whether it's December 17th or November 17th does not matter to the larger point
Sure it does.
Agip was claiming the recent losses have only wiped out earnings of the last 5.5 weeks when it has in fact wiped out all earnings of the past 10 weeks.[/quote]
Ok, so what? The original point is that the recent downturn has wiped out a small time period of gains compared to the huge bull market of the last year. Whether you insist that it is 10 weeks or 5.5 weeks, both of which would be accurate statements going by the closing S&P500, does not alter the premise.