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Economy

Economic Data (USA)

Monday, December 18, 2006

All 3 Majors Closed Lower Today

All 3 major indices lost some ground today, as investors adopted a wait-and-see attitude toward the market ahead of key government economic reports due out this week. Crude oil for future delivery dropped below the $63 mark. 1,500,996,700 shares were traded @ The New York Stock Exchange® today.


Summary of The U.S. Markets:

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DJIA: Closed @ 12,441.27 (-4.25)

NASDAQ: Closed @ 2,435.57 (-21.63)

S&P 500: Closed @ 1,422.48 (-4.61)

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NYMEX Crude Oil Future closed @ $62.25/barrel

NY Spot Gold closed @ $615.20/ounce

In New York, The U.S. Dollar buys 0.7632 Euros

In New York, The Euro buys 1.3104 U.S. Dollars

The Federal Funds Target Rate is 5.25%

10-Year Treasury Note Yield is currently @ 4.587%


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