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Economy

Economic Data (USA)

Friday, November 03, 2006

All 3 Majors Declined On The Day and On The Week

All 3 major indexes retreated today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) closing below the 12K mark. Investors reacted bearishly to today's Employment Situation report: a 4.4% unemployment rate is great news for the economy, but it also means that the Fed won't be lowering short-term interest rates any time soon. 1,518,911,280 shares were traded @ The New York Stock Exchange®.

For the week, the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) lost 104.22 points (-0.87%), the NASDAQ Composite Index lost 19.83 points (-0.851%), and the S&P 500 Index lost 13.04 points (-0.956%).


Summary of The U.S. Markets:

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DJIA: Closed @ 11,986.04 (-32.50)

NASDAQ: Closed @ 2,330.79 (-3.23)

S and P 500: Closed @ 1,364.30 (-3.04)

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NYMEX Crude Oil Future is currently @ $59.05/barrel

NY Spot Gold closed @ $627.20/ounce (+$2.30)

In New York, The U.S. Dollar buys 0.7865 Euros

In New York, The Euro buys 1.2715 U.S. Dollars

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

10-Year Treasury Note Yield is currently @ 4.715%


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