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Economic Data (USA)

Friday, August 01, 2008

The DJIA Was The Only Major To Decline On The Week

The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) was the only one of the 3 major indexes to decline on a week capped by news that last month the U.S. economy shed 51,000 jobs and manufacturing moved sideways. Crude oil for future delivery closed above the $125 per barrel mark today.

For the week, the DJIA dropped 44.37 points (-0.39%), the NASDAQ Composite Index gained 0.43 points (+0.019%), and the S&P 500 Index added 2.62 added (+0.208%).

Summary of The U.S. Markets for Today:


DJIA: Closed @ 11,326.32 (-51.70)

NASDAQ: Closed @ 2,310.96 (-14.59)

S&P 500: Closed @ 1,260.31 (-7.07)


NYMEX Crude Oil Future closed @ $125.10/barrel

NY Spot Gold closed @ $909.70/ounce

In New York, The U.S. Dollar buys 0.6425 Euros

In New York, The Euro buys 1.5564 U.S. Dollars

The Federal Funds Target Rate is 2.00%

10-Year Treasury Note Yield is currently @ 3.948%

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