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Economy

Economic Data (USA)

Tuesday, December 19, 2006

The DJIA Advanced Today and Set A New, Record-High Close Value; S&P 500 Also Gained; NASDAQ Retreated

The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) closed with a brand new, record-high value today (12,471.32) despite crude oil for future delivery jumping back up above the $63 mark, and November wholesale data released today that essentially lessens the likelihood of a Fed rate cut next year. 1,571,303,610 shares were traded @ The New York Stock Exchange® today.

Shares of NYSE Group (NYX) added $1.89 (+1.86%) to close @ $103.36 on news that Euronext shareholders have given the green light for the merging of Paris-based Euronext with the New York Stock Exchange®. The world's first trans-Atlantic equities market will become a reality once NYSE Group shareholders approve the deal. NYSE Group owns the New York Stock Exchange®.


Summary of The U.S. Markets:

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DJIA: Closed @ 12,471.32 (+30.05)

NASDAQ: Closed @ 2,429.55 (-6.02)

S&P 500: Closed @ 1,425.55 (+3.07)

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NYMEX Crude Oil Future closed @ $63.30/barrel

NY Spot Gold closed @ $622.00/ounce

In New York, The U.S. Dollar buys 0.7571 Euros

In New York, The Euro buys 1.3208 U.S. Dollars

The Federal Funds Target Rate is 5.25%

10-Year Treasury Note Yield is currently @ 4.599%


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