The Dow Jones Industrial Average: All 30 companies at close today.

Posted on July 24, 2008. Filed under: -- Investing, -- Today's DJIA 30, -- Uncategorized | Tags: , , , , , , , |


By Molly Malone
If I fall behind on keeping my posts up in real time, I have this link  for you, where you can get a quick market recap each day, and I also have provided it for you on my blogroll where you can get the daily update in REAL TIME, or you can click here to access it instantly.
If you’d like to check the performance of the 30 companies listed on the DJIA, click here for the daily updated list.
So since you can get these resources right here from my blog each day, I hope you’ll still visit my site each time you check Daily Dow/Daily Market Analysis! Just bookmark me in del.icio.us!   I get the all of the data straight from the WSJ and use Bloomerg for the Daily 30.
Thanks for reading my blog =) I really appreciate it. Feel free to introduce yourself. greaves.molly@gmail.com
 
MARKETS – AT A GLANCE, and courtesy of the WSJ. 
11:04 p.m. EDT 07/24/08Major Stock Indexes
  Last Change % Chg
DJ Industrials* 11349.28 -283.10 -2.43
Nasdaq Composite* 2280.11 -45.77 -1.97
S&P 500* 1252.54 -29.65 -2.31
DJ Wilshire 5000* 12770.96 -315.55 -2.41
Russell 2000* 702.39 -16.80 -2.34
DJ World exUS 232.63 -1.73 -0.74
Japan: Nikkei Average 13393.81 -209.50 -1.54
DJ Stoxx 50* 2859.88 -30.80 -1.07
UK: FTSE 100* 5362.30 -87.60 -1.61
Treasurys
    Price Chg Yield %
2-Year Note*   13/32 2.609
10-Year Note*   31/32 3.999
* at close
10:59 p.m. EDT 07/24/08Futures
  Last Change Settle
Crude Oil 125.64 0.15 125.49
Gold, Aug 928.4 6.1 922.3
DJ Industrials 11348 -3 11351
S&P 500 1253.10 -0.70 1253.80
11:10 p.m. EDT 07/24/08Currencies
  Last (bid) Prior Day †
Japanese Yen 107.11 107.25
Euro (in dollars) 1.5671 1.5685

 

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Open-ended Funds vs Closed-end Funds

Posted on July 7, 2008. Filed under: -- Building Wealth, -- Money Help (in simple terms), -- Uncategorized | Tags: , , , , |


By Molly Greaves

Open-ended funds are the most popular. And, unless otherwise stated, you can assume that any fund you generally hear about is open-ended. An open-ended fund continuously issues new shares and redeems old shares on demand. So, when a fund is popular, you can buy into it because new shares are constantly created.

Closed-end funds are funds that issue a fixed number of shares. After the investors buy the shares, no more can be bought. It’s like saying “My seminar will only hold 5000 people, so anyone arriving after the first 5000 have been admitted will have to leave. Seminar closed.”

So why do people like closed-end funds? I like them mainly because it allows fund managers to know how much money they have to invest, where open-end can change. It gets tough to manage accounts where money comes in and out  all day, each day and you always have a different amount to work with. The problem though, is that these funds generally have a high minimum contribution to get an account going.

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The Dow Jones Industrial Average: All 30 companies at close today.

Posted on July 6, 2008. Filed under: -- Today's DJIA 30 | Tags: , , , , , , |



***Please note that the Dow 30 Components Chart is courtesy of Cnn.com’s Money section. Thanks, CNN!

  

Company Price Change %Change Last Update †
3m Co 68.48 -1.30 -1.86% 7/2 4:02pm
Alcoa Inc 32.11 -2.33 -6.77% 7/2 4:00pm
American Express Company 39.62 -0.40 -1.00% 7/2 4:00pm
American International Group, Inc. 26.75 +0.02 +0.07% 7/2 4:00pm
AT&T Inc. 32.89 -0.41 -1.23% 7/2 4:01pm
Bank of America Corporation 22.54 -1.27 -5.33% 7/2 4:02pm
Boeing Co. 63.90 -1.55 -2.37% 7/2 4:00pm
Caterpillar Inc. 70.42 -3.67 -4.95% 7/2 4:01pm
Chevron Corp 97.42 -1.66 -1.68% 7/2 4:01pm
Citigroup, Inc. 16.84 -0.29 -1.69% 7/2 4:00pm
E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company 41.65 -0.99 -2.32% 7/2 4:02pm
Exxon Mobil Corp 87.41 -0.94 -1.06% 7/2 4:00pm
General Electric Company 26.51 -0.61 -2.25% 7/2 4:01pm
General Motors Corporation 9.98 -1.77 -15.06% 7/2 4:01pm
Hewlett-Packard Co. 43.61 -0.39 -0.89% 7/2 4:00pm
Intel Corporation 20.93 -0.64 -2.97% 7/2 4:00pm
International Business Machines 119.10 -0.17 -0.14% 7/2 3:59pm
Johnson & Johnson 64.64 -0.05 -0.08% 7/2 4:01pm
JP Morgan & Chase & Co 34.60 +0.58 +1.70% 7/2 4:01pm
McDonald’s Corporation 57.43 +0.14 +0.24% 7/2 4:00pm
Merck & Co., Inc. 38.04 -0.32 -0.83% 7/2 4:00pm
Microsoft Corporation 25.88 -0.99 -3.68% 7/2 4:00pm
Pfizer Inc 17.62 -0.11 -0.62% 7/2 4:01pm
The Coca-Cola Company 51.37 +0.37 +0.73% 7/2 4:01pm
The Home Depot, Inc. 22.52 -0.69 -2.97% 7/2 4:02pm
The Procter & Gamble Company 62.69 +0.71 +1.15% 7/2 4:01pm
United Technologies Corporation 59.70 -0.98 -1.62% 7/2 4:02pm
Verizon Communications 35.63 +0.10 +0.28% 7/2 4:01pm
Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. 56.50 -0.53 -0.93% 7/2 4:00pm
Walt Disney Company (The) (Holding Company) 30.71 -0.34 -1.10% 7/2 4:01pm
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10 Critical Questions Every Investor Should Ask

Posted on July 6, 2008. Filed under: -- Building Wealth, -- For The Investor In YOU, -- Investing, -- Top 10..., . More Resources For YOU! | Tags: , , , , |


By Molly Greaves

I dont know much about Fisher investments, so I decided to try and change that. So, I recently called them to get some information, including their annual report. 

I received the information in the mail the other day, and wanted to share with you what they deem the 10 Critical Questions Every Investor Should Ask–A Portfolio Survival Guide

1. How big does my portfolio have to be for me to reach my goals?

2. How will inflation affect my portfolio?

3. How much money can I safely withdraw from my portfolio?

4. Am I in danger of outliving my assets?

5.  Do I have clear investment objectives?

6. What investment strategy best meets my objectives?

7.  Should I pursue active or passive management?

8.  What’s the best way to assess my portfolio’s performance?

9. Should I manage my own portfolio?

10. What should I look for in a money manager?

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Consumers Grow Gloomier—Economic Review Week Ending June 27, 2008

Posted on July 6, 2008. Filed under: -- Economic Week In Review, -- Uncategorized | Tags: , , |


posted by Molly Greaves—because I care!

This week’s economic reports showed little signs of relief as the
consumer confidence index fell even lower than expected. Consumers
continue to be concerned over rising unemployment rates, historically
high gas prices, and the housing slump. On a brighter note, sales of
existing homes were up for the month, albeit still far below
historical averages. In other news, the Federal Reserve Board’s Open
Market Committee met this week and kept the target funds rate at 2.0%,
putting an end to an eight-month-long string of rate changes. For the
week, the S&P 500 Index fell 3.0% to 1,279 (for a year-to-date total
return of –12%). The yield of the 10-year U.S. Treasury note fell 17
basis points to 3.99%.

To read Vanguard(R) Economic Week in Review in its entirety, go to:
http://www.vanguard.com/visit/econweek062708

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Some Bright Spots, No Fireworks—Economic Review For Week ending Friday, July 4th 2008

Posted on July 6, 2008. Filed under: -- Economic Week In Review | Tags: , , , |


posted by Molly Greaves—because I care!

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Economic Week in Review: Some bright spots, no fireworks
——————————————————–
This week’s economic news painted a picture of an economy struggling
with surging oil prices and a general slowdown. While jobs continued
to be lost, the unemployment rate held steady. Private construction
spending was down, but public sector spending increased. And growth
stalled in the service sector while factory activity increased
slightly. For this holiday-shortened trading week, the S&P 500 Index
fell 1.2% to 1263 (for a year-to-date total return of –13.2%). The
yield of the 10-year U.S. Treasury note fell 1 basis point to 3.98%
(for a year-to-date decrease of 6 basis points).

To read Vanguard(R) Economic Week in Review in its entirety, go to:
http://www.vanguard.com/visit/econweek070308

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The Dow Jones Industrial Average: All 30 companies at close today.

Posted on July 1, 2008. Filed under: -- Today's DJIA 30 | Tags: , , , |


by Molly Greaves, July 1, 2oo8

TODAY’S OVERALL PERFORMANCE: 11,382.26 up +32.25 +0.28%

      52 Week High   

  52 Week Low

 

14,198.10   

11,226.34 

       

***Please note that the Dow 30 Components Chart is courtesy of Cnn.com’s Money section. Thanks, CNN!

Dow 30 Components
Company Price Change %Change Last Update †
3m Co 69.78 +0.19 +0.27% 7/1 4:01pm
Alcoa Inc 34.44 -1.18 -3.31% 7/1 4:00pm
American Express Company 40.02 +2.35 +6.24% 7/1 4:00pm
American International Group, Inc. 26.73 +0.27 +1.02% 7/1 4:00pm
AT&T Inc. 33.30 -0.39 -1.16% 7/1 4:03pm
Bank of America Corporation 23.81 -0.06 -0.25% 7/1 4:01pm
Boeing Co. 65.45 -0.27 -0.41% 7/1 4:00pm
Caterpillar Inc. 74.09 +0.27 +0.37% 7/1 4:00pm
Chevron Corp 99.08 -0.05 -0.05% 7/1 4:02pm
Citigroup, Inc. 17.13 +0.37 +2.21% 7/1 4:00pm
E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company 42.64 -0.25 -0.58% 7/1 4:03pm
Exxon Mobil Corp 88.35 +0.22 +0.25% 7/1 4:02pm
General Electric Company 27.12 +0.43 +1.61% 7/1 4:01pm
General Motors Corporation 11.75 +0.25 +2.17% 7/1 4:01pm
Hewlett-Packard Co. 44.00 -0.21 -0.48% 7/1 4:00pm
Intel Corporation 21.57 +0.09 +0.42% 7/1 4:00pm
International Business Machines 119.27 +0.74 +0.62% 7/1 4:00pm
Johnson & Johnson 64.69 +0.35 +0.54% 7/1 4:00pm
JP Morgan & Chase & Co 34.02 +0.09 +0.26% 7/1 4:01pm
McDonald’s Corporation 57.29 +1.07 +1.90% 7/1 4:00pm
Merck & Co., Inc. 38.36 +0.67 +1.78% 7/1 4:00pm
Microsoft Corporation 26.87 -0.64 -2.33% 7/1 4:00pm
Pfizer Inc 17.73 +0.26 +1.49% 7/1 4:05pm
The Coca-Cola Company 51.00 -0.98 -1.89% 7/1 4:02pm
The Home Depot, Inc. 23.21 -0.21 -0.90% 7/1 4:00pm
The Procter & Gamble Company 61.98 +1.17 +1.92% 7/1 4:00pm
United Technologies Corporation 60.68 -1.02 -1.65% 7/1 4:01pm
Verizon Communications 35.53 +0.13 +0.37% 7/1 4:00pm
Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. 57.03 +0.83 +1.48% 7/1 4:00pm
Walt Disney Company (The) (Holding Company) 31.05 -0.15 -0.48% 7/1 4:02pm
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Vanguard’s Economic Week In Review—Week Ending Friday, June 27th

Posted on June 27, 2008. Filed under: -- Economic Week In Review | Tags: , , |



Economic Week in Review: Consumers grow gloomier
————————————————

This week’s economic reports showed little signs of relief as the
consumer confidence index fell even lower than expected. Consumers
continue to be concerned over rising unemployment rates, historically
high gas prices, and the housing slump. On a brighter note, sales of
existing homes were up for the month, albeit still far below
historical averages. In other news, the Federal Reserve Board’s Open
Market Committee met this week and kept the target funds rate at 2.0%,
putting an end to an eight-month-long string of rate changes. For the
week, the S&P 500 Index fell 3.0% to 1,279 (for a year-to-date total
return of –12%). The yield of the 10-year U.S. Treasury note fell 17
basis points to 3.99%.

To read Vanguard(R) Economic Week in Review in its entirety, go to:
http://www.vanguard.com/visit/econweek062708

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