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Decliners
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Dow
/quotes/zigman/627449/realtime 15,660 -255 1.60%
Nasdaq
/quotes/zigman/12633936/realtime 4,267 -17 0.39%
S&P 500
/quotes/zigman/3870025/realtime 1,829 -23 1.23%
GlobalDow
/quotes/zigman/629063/realtime 2,045 -2 0.10%
Gold
/quotes/zigman/33772884/delayed 1,243 -5 0.42%
Oil
/quotes/zigman/2260836/delayed 27.22 +1.01 3.85%
FTSE 100
/quotes/zigman/3173262/delayed 5,616 +79 1.42%
DAX
/quotes/zigman/2380246/delayed 8,865 +112 1.28%
CAC 40
/quotes/zigman/3173214/delayed 3,940 +43 1.11%
FTSE MIB
/quotes/zigman/1482176/delayed 16,230 +457 2.90%
IBEX 35
/quotes/zigman/2759620/delayed 7,835 +89 1.15%
Stoxx 600
/quotes/zigman/2380150/delayed 309 +5 1.74%
Asia Dow
/quotes/zigman/6959860/realtime 2,390 -46 1.88%
Nikkei 225
/quotes/zigman/5986735/delayed 14,953 -761 4.84%
Hang Seng
/quotes/zigman/2622475/delayed 18,320 -226 1.22%
Shanghai
/quotes/zigman/1859015/delayed 2,763 -18 0.63%
Sensex
/quotes/zigman/1652085/delayed 22,986 +34 0.15%
Singapore
/quotes/zigman/1709939/delayed 2,540 +2 0.07%
Euro
/quotes/zigman/16008136/realtime/sampled 1.13 0.00 0.29%
Yen
/quotes/zigman/16008150/realtime/sampled 112.54 +0.12 0.10%
Pound
/quotes/zigman/16008140/realtime/sampled 1.46 +0.01 0.52%
Australia$
/quotes/zigman/16008115/realtime/sampled 0.71 0.00 0.00%
DXY Index
/quotes/zigman/1652083/delayed 95.68 +0.08 0.08%
WSJ $ Idx
/quotes/zigman/41508961/realtime 88.81 +0.05 0.05%
U.S. 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866666/realtime 1.68 +0.01 0.88%
German 10y
/quotes/zigman/15866409/realtime 0.21 +0.02 10.87%
Italy 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866497/realtime 1.66 -0.05 3.16%
Spain 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866444/realtime 1.75 -0.02 1.09%
U.K. 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866328/realtime 1.36 +0.05 4.01%
Japan 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866525/realtime 0.08 +0.06 442.45%
Crude Oil
/quotes/zigman/2260836/delayed 27 +1 3.85%
Gold
/quotes/zigman/33772884/delayed 1,243 -5 0.42%
Corn
/quotes/zigman/25518691/delayed 360 0 0.00%
DJIA F
/quotes/zigman/48241424/delayed 15,712 +100 0.64%
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/quotes/zigman/43106711/delayed 1,838 +14 0.75%
Silver
/quotes/zigman/32655632/delayed 16 0 0.37%

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GOOG /quotes/zigman/59527964/composite 683.11 -1.01 -0.15%
BAC /quotes/zigman/190927/composite 11.16 -0.82 -6.84%
C /quotes/zigman/5065548/composite 34.98 -2.43 -6.50%
F /quotes/zigman/264304/composite 11.17 -0.17 -1.50%
T /quotes/zigman/398198/composite 36.21 -0.22 -0.60%
BP /quotes/zigman/247026/composite 27.64 -0.40 -1.43%
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MMA $50K+
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Avg. APR Last Week 6 Months
Low Interest 11.96% 11.96% 11.62%
Business 13.12% 13.12% 12.85%
Student 13.42% 13.42% 13.14%
Balance Transfer 14.35% 14.35% 14.12%
Airline 15.17% 15.17% 15.10%
Cash Back 15.20% 15.26% 15.27%
Reward 15.25% 15.28% 15.14%
Instant Approval 18.02% 18.21% 18.00%
Bad Credit 22.56% 22.88% 22.73%
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Record Week for Stocks, Time to Take Gains?

As stocks posted their biggest weekly gain in at least two years, some financial advisers were offering a more cautious piece of advice to clients: Sell some winners now.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average finished up 7% for the week, bouncing back from a 5% loss the previous week — the worst Thanksgiving week performance in its history. Last week’s jump was the best weekly gain since 2009, as markets rallied after the Federal Reserve and five other central banks reduced the interest rate banks pay to borrow money in a move aimed at bolstering the global financial system. American investors also cheered a drop in the unemployment rate, to 8.6% from 9%.

But advisers say this week’s gains are likely to be followed by yet more volatility, with many remaining skeptical that stocks will pick up this month in what’s typically known as the “Santa Claus” effect. (Stocks have risen in December nearly four out of five times since 1945, according to S&P Capital IQ, and have risen almost 2% in December after dropping in November—as they did last month.)

Instead, these pros are advising investors to take some chips off the table. “If you had some nice gains in stocks I would certainly look at taking profits,” says Mickey Cargile, managing partner of Cargile Investment Management in Midland, Texas. With the Dow likely to trade in a range between 10,000 and 13,000 over the next year, Cargile say he plans to use a more timing-oriented approach, or what’s known as “tactical management,” by buying shares of stocks on dips and selling on rallies.

Still, advisers warn against scaling back too much on stocks. Paul Baumbach, a wealth adviser in Newark, Del., says investors should only pull money out of stocks if they’ll need more cash in the next few months. Retirement savings, he says, should be left untouched.

Other advisers are staying put, betting this week’s rally will extend well into December. In Salt Lake City,  Devin Pope, a wealth adviser with Albion Financial Group, said he’s limiting market risk by holding more dividend-paying stocks, which provide a steady cash flow even if shares dive.  “We’re cautiously optimistic,” says Pope, who eased back into stocks in September and October, reducing his clients’ cash exposure to 17% from 25%.

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    • 12/01/11 obama’s National Debt $15,088,441,787,407.62 — Trillions of NEW Debt to be added. Trillion dollar plus DEFICIT spending with no HOPE of a balanced budget. The senate will not even allow an actual budget bill from the House to get an airing???

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Unchanged
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Decliners
4753
Advancers
1612
Price Chg %Chg 1 Day
Range: 1 Day
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  • 1 Month
  • 3 Months
  • 6 Months
  • 1 Year
  • 2 Years
Dow
/quotes/zigman/627449/realtime 15,660 -255 1.60%
Nasdaq
/quotes/zigman/12633936/realtime 4,267 -17 0.39%
S&P 500
/quotes/zigman/3870025/realtime 1,829 -23 1.23%
GlobalDow
/quotes/zigman/629063/realtime 2,045 -2 0.10%
Gold
/quotes/zigman/33772884/delayed 1,243 -5 0.41%
Oil
/quotes/zigman/2260836/delayed 27.22 +1.01 3.85%
FTSE 100
/quotes/zigman/3173262/delayed 5,616 +79 1.43%
DAX
/quotes/zigman/2380246/delayed 8,864 +112 1.27%
CAC 40
/quotes/zigman/3173214/delayed 3,940 +43 1.11%
FTSE MIB
/quotes/zigman/1482176/delayed 16,226 +453 2.87%
IBEX 35
/quotes/zigman/2759620/delayed 7,836 +90 1.16%
Stoxx 600
/quotes/zigman/2380150/delayed 309 +5 1.74%
Asia Dow
/quotes/zigman/6959860/realtime 2,390 -46 1.88%
Nikkei 225
/quotes/zigman/5986735/delayed 14,953 -761 4.84%
Hang Seng
/quotes/zigman/2622475/delayed 18,320 -226 1.22%
Shanghai
/quotes/zigman/1859015/delayed 2,763 -18 0.63%
Sensex
/quotes/zigman/1652085/delayed 22,986 +34 0.15%
Singapore
/quotes/zigman/1709939/delayed 2,540 +2 0.07%
Euro
/quotes/zigman/16008136/realtime/sampled 1.13 0.00 0.30%
Yen
/quotes/zigman/16008150/realtime/sampled 112.54 +0.11 0.10%
Pound
/quotes/zigman/16008140/realtime/sampled 1.46 +0.01 0.52%
Australia$
/quotes/zigman/16008115/realtime/sampled 0.71 0.00 0.01%
DXY Index
/quotes/zigman/1652083/delayed 95.68 +0.08 0.08%
WSJ $ Idx
/quotes/zigman/41508961/realtime 88.81 +0.05 0.05%
U.S. 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866666/realtime 1.68 +0.01 0.88%
German 10y
/quotes/zigman/15866409/realtime 0.21 +0.02 10.87%
Italy 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866497/realtime 1.66 -0.05 3.16%
Spain 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866444/realtime 1.75 -0.02 1.09%
U.K. 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866328/realtime 1.36 +0.05 4.09%
Japan 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866525/realtime 0.08 +0.06 442.45%
Crude Oil
/quotes/zigman/2260836/delayed 27 +1 3.85%
Gold
/quotes/zigman/33772884/delayed 1,243 -5 0.41%
Corn
/quotes/zigman/25518691/delayed 360 0 0.00%
DJIA F
/quotes/zigman/48241424/delayed 15,710 +98 0.63%
S&P F
/quotes/zigman/43106711/delayed 1,838 +14 0.75%
Silver
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FB /quotes/zigman/9962609/composite 101.91 0.91 0.90%
AAPL /quotes/zigman/68270/composite 93.70 -0.57 -0.60%
GOOG /quotes/zigman/59527964/composite 683.11 -1.01 -0.15%
BAC /quotes/zigman/190927/composite 11.16 -0.82 -6.84%
C /quotes/zigman/5065548/composite 34.98 -2.43 -6.50%
F /quotes/zigman/264304/composite 11.17 -0.17 -1.50%
T /quotes/zigman/398198/composite 36.21 -0.22 -0.60%
BP /quotes/zigman/247026/composite 27.64 -0.40 -1.43%
GE /quotes/zigman/227468/composite 27.45 -0.85 -3.00%
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Avg. APR Last Week 6 Months
Low Interest 11.96% 11.96% 11.62%
Business 13.12% 13.12% 12.85%
Student 13.42% 13.42% 13.14%
Balance Transfer 14.35% 14.35% 14.12%
Airline 15.17% 15.17% 15.10%
Cash Back 15.20% 15.26% 15.27%
Reward 15.25% 15.28% 15.14%
Instant Approval 18.02% 18.21% 18.00%
Bad Credit 22.56% 22.88% 22.73%
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