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Economy

Economic Data (USA)

Friday, April 25, 2008

All 3 Majors Advanced On The Week

All 3 major indexes advanced on the week despite crude oil closing above $118 per barrel and a dispiriting report on consumer sentiment.

For the week, the DJIA added 42.50 points (+0.331%), the NASDAQ Composite Index gained 19.96 (+0.831%), and the S&P 500 Index rose by 7.51 points (+0.54%).

Summary of The U.S. Markets for Today:

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DJIA: Closed @ 12,891.86 (+42.91)

NASDAQ: Closed @ 2,422.93 (-5.99)

S&P 500: Closed @ 1,397.84 (+9.02)

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NYMEX Crude Oil Future closed @ $118.52/barrel

NY Spot Gold closed @ $886.00/ounce

In New York, The U.S. Dollar buys 0.6398 Euros

In New York, The Euro buys 1.563 U.S. Dollars

The Federal Funds Target Rate is 2.25%

10-Year Treasury Note Yield is currently @ 3.866%

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