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Economy

Economic Data (USA)

Wednesday, October 18, 2006

A Brand New Record-High Close for The Dow

Cheaper crude oil and an encouraging September Consumer Price Index (CPI) report helped the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) achieve a brand new, record-high close: 11,992.68. The S and P 500 Index added 1.91 while the NASDAQ Composite Index lost 7.80. 1,624,992,480 shares were traded @ The New York Stock Exchange®.


Summary of The U.S. Markets:

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DJIA: Closed @ 11,992.68 (+42.66)

NASDAQ: Closed @ 2,337.15 (-7.80)

S and P 500: Closed @ 1,365.96 (+1.91)

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NYMEX Crude Oil Future is currently @ $57.76/barrel

NY Spot Gold is currently @ $588.70/ounce (-$0.90)

In New York, The U.S. Dollar buys 0.7955 Euros

In New York, The Euro buys 1.2572 U.S. Dollars

The U.S. Prime Rate (Fed Prime Rate) is 8.25%

10-Year Treasury Note Yield is currently @ 4.764%


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