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Economic Data (USA)

Monday, April 10, 2006

The Dow and The S&P 500 Advanced; The NASDAQ Retreated

The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) and the S&P 500 Index both gained some ground today despite crude oil for future delivery threatening to pass the $70 mark. The NASDAQ Composite Index lost 5.75 points. 1,346,830,610 shares were traded @ The New York Stock Exchange® today.

Shares of DJIA component Boeing gained $1.22 to close @ $80.79 on news that the company may have orders for an estimated 80 jets from Chinese carriers lined up. Boeing is the global #2 commercial jet manufacturer.

Shares of DJIA component Alcoa gained $2.03 to close @ $34.86 on news of strong first quarter profits.

Shares of DJIA component Exxon Mobil gained $0.61 to close @ $61.94. Exxon Mobil is the global #1 oil company.

Shares of Valero Energy gained $1.19 to close @ $62.59. Valero is the U.S. #1 oil refining company.

Shares of Raytheon lost $0.88 to close @ $44.52. Raytheon is the global #1 missile manufacturer by size.

Shares of Myogen lost $2.67 to close @ $33.15 on news that the company's experimental drug Ambrisentan didn't stem the advance of a serious lung disorder.

Shares of Bank of New York lost $1.79 to close @ $35.04.

Metals continue to gain in value, with New York Spot Gold threatening to surpass the $600 per ounce mark. Mining companies are doing well as a result.

Shares of Newmont Mining advanced by $0.16 to close @ $52.90. Newmont Mining is the global #2 gold producer by size.

Shares of Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold gained $1.08 to close @ $62.08.

Summary of The New York Markets:


DJIA: Closed Higher @ 11,141.33 (+21.29)

NASDAQ: Closed Lower @ 2,333.27 (-5.75)

S&P 500: Closed Higher @ 1,296.62 (+1.12)


NYMEX Crude Oil Future is currently @ $69.33/barrel

NY Spot Gold gained $9.60 to close @ $597.40/ounce

Currently, The U.S. Dollar buys 0.825 Euros

Currently, The Euro buys 1.212 U.S. Dollars

The U.S. Prime Rate (WSJ Prime Rate) is 7.75%



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